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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

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24Power to ask questions

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(1)The power referred to in section 21(4)(c) is to require any person whom the investigator has reasonable cause to believe has any information relevant to the public health investigation to answer such questions as the investigator considers it appropriate to ask.

(2)A person required to answer questions under subsection (1) may nominate one other person to be present during questioning.

(3)When a person answers questions under subsection (1), the only other persons who may be present (apart from the investigator) are—

(a)the person (if any) nominated under subsection (2); and

(b)any person authorised by the investigator to be present.

(4)No answer given by a person in pursuance of a requirement imposed under subsection (1) is admissible in evidence against the person in any criminal proceedings.

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