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Information about use of investigatory powers in Commission's reportS

14(1)The Electoral Commission must, in accordance with this paragraph, make a report about the use made by the Commission of their powers under this schedule.S

(2)The report must, in particular, specify—

(a)the cases in which a notice was given under paragraph 1 or 3(3),

(b)the cases in which premises were entered under a warrant issued under paragraph 2,

(c)the cases in which a requirement was imposed under paragraph 3(5),

(d)the cases in which an order under paragraph 4 or 5—

(i)was applied for,

(ii)was made.

(3)This paragraph does not require the Commission to include in the report any information that, in their opinion, it would be inappropriate to include on the ground that to do so—

(a)would or might be unlawful, or

(b)might adversely affect any current investigation or proceedings.

(4)The report may be made—

(a)in the report by the Commission under section 29,

(b)in a separate report made as soon as practicable after the report under section 29 is published, or

(c)partly in accordance with paragraph (a) and partly in accordance with paragraph (b).

(5)The Commission must—

(a)lay any report under sub-paragraph (4)(b) before the Scottish Parliament, and

(b)after laying, publish the report in such manner as they may determine.

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