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Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011

Section 107 – Obstruction and contempt

214.If the Commissioner believes that:

  • a person has obstructed him or her in carrying out his or her duties under this Part, or

  • in respect of an investigation under section 71, a person has acted in a manner that would be in contempt of court if the investigation were being dealt with by the High Court

the Commissioner can issue a certificate to the High Court. The High Court may inquire into the matter. If it is satisfied that a person’s actions would be in contempt of court, it may deal with that person as if that person had committed contempt in relation to the High Court.

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