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Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Part 4: reports, information etc.

687.Paragraph 14 requires the President to submit an annual report to the Scottish Ministers on the performance of the Tribunal’s functions. This report requires to be laid before the Scottish Parliament.

688.Paragraph 15 requires the President to provide to the Scottish Ministers, or other persons specified by them, such information about the Tribunal’s operation as the Scottish Ministers may direct.

689.Paragraph 16 permits the Tribunal to pay allowances or expenses to persons appearing at a Tribunal hearing. These may cover for example, travel and subsistence and loss of earnings. Provision is also made for payments to persons who have produced medical or other reports commissioned by the Tribunal under paragraph 10(2)(q). In both cases the President determines the amount payable.

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