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(1)In this section an “investigator” means—
(a)the monitoring body;
(b)a person authorised by the monitoring body for the purpose of carrying out investigations.
(2)An investigator may use the powers set out in subsections (3) to (5) if the investigator considers that it is necessary to do so for the purposes of or in connection with an investigation.
(3)An investigator may, by notice in writing, require any relevant public body to provide any relevant document or relevant information in the possession, or under the control, of the relevant public body.
(4)An investigator may require any person who possesses or controls any document or information referred to in subsection (3) to provide an explanation of the document or information.
(5)An investigator may take copies of, or extracts from, any document or information produced in accordance with subsection (3).
(6)Nothing in this section authorises an investigator 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.
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