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(1)OSCR may by notice require any person to provide to it—
(a)any document, or a copy of or extract from any document,
(b)documents of any type, or copies of or extracts from such documents,
(c)any information or explanation,
which OSCR considers necessary for the purposes of inquiries under section 28.
(2)The notice must specify—
(a)the documents, type of documents, copies, extracts, information or explanation which the person is to provide to OSCR,
(b)the date (which must be at least 14 days after the date on which the notice is given) by which the person must do so, and
(c)the effect of subsection (6).
(3)Subsection (1) does not authorise OSCR to require the disclosure of anything which a person would be entitled to refuse to disclose on grounds of confidentiality in proceedings in the Court of Session.
(4)OSCR must not disclose any document, information or explanation provided in response to a requirement under subsection (1) except for the purposes of the inquiries in connection with which the requirement was made.
(5)OSCR may pay to any person a sum in respect of expenses reasonably incurred by the person in complying with a requirement under subsection (1).
(6)A person who, without reasonable excuse, refuses or fails to comply with a requirement under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 3 months, or to both.
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