Section 85. Annual report
149.This section places a duty on Scottish Ministers to prepare, and lay before the Scottish Parliament, an annual report on the performance of the Scottish Ministers' “vetting, barring and disclosure functions”. Vetting, barring and disclosure functions are defined at section 97(4) to include Ministers' functions under Parts 1 and 2 of this Act and Part 5 of the Police Act 1997 (except for powers to make secondary legislation). The reporting year ends on 31 March and the report must be laid before the Scottish Parliament as soon as practicable after that date.