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5In section 15 (reports on investigations)—
(a)at the beginning of subsection (1) there is inserted “Subject to subsection (1A),”,
(b)after that subsection there is inserted—
“(1A)Where the Ombudsman decides to discontinue an investigation, the Ombudsman may—
(a)send a report of the investigation to the Scottish Ministers, and
(b)lay a copy of the report before the Parliament.”,
(c)in subsection (4)(a)(i) after “report” there is inserted “sent to it by virtue of subsection (1)”,
(d)after subsection (7) there is inserted—
“(8)Any reference in subsections (3) to (5) to the listed authority in question or to the listed authority includes, in relation to a complaint following which the investigation was conducted, a reference to a listed authority—
(a)which was not mentioned in the complaint, but
(b)whose action was investigated by the Ombudsman in connection with the investigation.”
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