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Courts Act 2003

Section 60: Functions of Chief Inspector

143.This section defines the functions of the Chief Inspector.

144.The Chief Inspector will be required to submit an annual report to the Lord Chancellor on the work of the Inspectorate for that year, which must be laid before Parliament. The Lord Chancellor will have the power to give directions as to the information to be given in the report, the form in which it is to be given and the time by which the report is to be made. The Chief Inspector must also report to the Lord Chancellor on any matter in connection with the courts mentioned at section 59 and the functions of CAFCASS. The Chief Inspector will have discretion to designate an inspector to undertake his duties during any period when he is absent or unable to act.

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