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(1)As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the Commissioner must make a report to the Scottish Ministers on the carrying out of the Commissioner’s functions during that year.
(2)The Commissioner must also make such reports to the Scottish Ministers about matters relating generally to the carrying out of the Commissioner’s functions as they may, from time to time, require.
(3)The Commissioner may, from time to time, make such other reports to the Scottish Ministers as the Commissioner considers appropriate for drawing their attention to matters which—
(a)have come to the Commissioner’s notice; and
(b)are matters which the Commissioner considers should be drawn to their attention by reason of their gravity or of other exceptional circumstances.
(4)The Commissioner must prepare such reports containing advice and recommendations as the Commissioner considers appropriate for the purpose of carrying out the function under section 42(d).
(5)The Scottish Ministers must lay before the Parliament and arrange publication of—
(a)every annual report under subsection (1) received by them; and
(b)every other report under this section received by them (but only if and to the extent that the Scottish Ministers consider it appropriate to do so).
(6)The Commissioner must—
(a)send copies of every annual report under subsection (1) to all relevant authorities and to the chief inspector of constabulary appointed under section 33 of the 1967 Act;
(b)send copies of every report under subsection (4) to all relevant authorities and to the Scottish Ministers.
(7)The Commissioner may send a copy of any report made under this section to any person the Commissioner thinks fit.
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