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Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

Investigations by the Ombudsman

Section 14 – Obstruction and contempt

57.This section enables the Ombudsman to petition the Court of Session for a person to be dealt with as if they had committed a contempt of court, where that person has:

  • obstructed the Ombudsman in the performance of his/her functions, or

  • done any act or failed to take any action in relation to an investigation which would constitute a contempt of court in the Court of Session.

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