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Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005

Inquiries about charities etc.

41.Section 28 gives powers to OSCR to make inquiries about charities, other bodies or a person appearing to represent themselves as, or as acting for, a charity, for either general or particular purposes. Under subsection (3), OSCR may direct a person or body in regard to its inquiries, not to undertake specified activities for a period of up to 6 months. Subsection 6 provides that it is an offence to fail to comply with such a direction without reasonable excuse and subsection (7) sets the level of fine to be level 4 (currently £2500) or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, or both.

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