Section 27 – Annual report
90.Subsection (1) requires the president of the homeowner housing panel to prepare an annual report on the exercise of the functions of the president and homeowner housing committees under Part 2 of the Act during each reporting year (see subsection (4)).
91.Subsection (2) requires the report to be submitted to the Scottish Ministers as soon as possible after the end of the year to which the report relates and, under subsection (3), the Scottish Ministers must then lay a copy of the report before the Scottish Parliament.
92.Subsection (4) defines a reporting year as beginning on the day that section 27 comes into force and ending on 31 December that year, then each successive calendar year. For example, if section 27 comes into force on 1 October 2012 (see section 33(2)), the first reporting year would be 1 October 2012 to 31 December 2012, the next reporting year would be 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013 and so on.