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(1)After completing an inquiry other than an excepted inquiry, the Commission must lay before the Parliament a report of the inquiry.
(2)The report must, in particular, include—
(a)the Commission’s findings as a result of the inquiry, and
(b)any recommendations of the Commission in the light of those findings.
(3)The report must not make reference to the activities of a specified or identifiable person unless the Commission considers that it is necessary to do so in order for the report adequately to reflect the results of the inquiry.
(4)Before finalising a report containing such a reference, the Commission must—
(a)provide the person concerned with—
(i)a draft of the proposed report, and
(ii)an opportunity to make representations concerning the proposed report, and
(b)consider any representations made.
(5)In subsection (1), “excepted inquiry” means an inquiry the subject matter of which falls within section 9(2)(b) or (5)(b).
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