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Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

Miscellaneous and general

Section 20 – Disclosure of Information by the Ombudsman

71.This section enables the Ombudsman to disclose information obtained under the Act to the UK Information Commissioner, auditors and examiners as listed in the first column of schedule 5 to the Act, if the information appears to the Ombudsman to relate to matters set out in the second column of schedule 5.

72.Subsection (3) ensures that section 19(1) does not prevent the disclosure of information for the purposes of this section.

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