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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Parliament’s power to censure

172.Section 40 provides that after receiving a report under section 22(2)(b)(ii) (report of outcome of investigation of admissible complaint) or section 27(2) (report of further investigations after direction by the Parliament following receipt of report of outcome of investigation of admissible complaint under section 22(2)(b)(ii)), the Parliament may censure the person who is the subject of the report or take no further action.

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