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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 33 – Report on inquiry

100.Section 33 makes provision for the production and publication by the Tenant Farming Commissioner of a report following an inquiry into an alleged breach of a code of practice.

101.Subsection (1) provides that the Commissioner must publish a report as soon as practicable after the completion of an inquiry and sets out the information the report must contain where (a) there is sufficient information to reach a decision and (b) where there is not sufficient information to reach a decision.

102.Subsection (2) provides that any report published can be admitted as evidence in any proceedings before the Scottish Land Court.

103.Subsection (3) requires the Scottish Land Court to take into account any part of a report that it considers may be relevant to any proceedings before it.

104.Subsection (4) provides that any report published can also be admitted as evidence, and should also (where relevant) be taken into account, as part of any arbitration proceedings under the 1991 and 2003 Agricultural Holdings Acts.

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