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6(1)The Commission shall make arrangements for giving persons an opportunity to make representations in relation to inquiries, investigations and assessments.E+W+S
(2)In particular, in the course of an investigation, inquiry or assessment the Commission must give any person specified in the terms of reference an opportunity to make representations.
7Arrangements under paragraph 6 may (but need not) include arrangements for oral representations.E+W+S
8(1)The Commission shall consider representations made in relation to an inquiry, investigation or assessment.E+W+S
(2)But the Commission may, where they think it appropriate, refuse to consider representations—
(a)made neither by nor on behalf of a person specified in the terms of reference, or
[F2(2A)“Relevant lawyer” means—
(a)an advocate or solicitor in Scotland, or
(b)a person who, for the purposes of the Legal Services Act 2007, is an authorised person in relation to an activity which constitutes the exercise of a right of audience or the conduct of litigation (within the meaning of that Act).]
F2(3)If the Commission refuse to consider representations in reliance on sub-paragraph (2) they shall give the person who makes them written notice of the Commission's decision and the reasons for it.
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