Inquiries Act 2013

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20 Powers to obtain information

An inquiry may, as it thinks appropriate for the purposes of the inquiry,—

(a)

require any person to—

(i)

produce any documents or things in that person’s possession or control or copies of those documents or things:

(ii)

allow copies or representations of those documents or things to be made:

(iii)

provide information to the inquiry, in a form approved by the inquiry:

(iv)

verify by statutory declaration any written information, copies of documents, or representations of things provided to the inquiry:

(b)

examine any document or thing that is produced by a witness:

(c)

examine any document or thing for which privilege or confidentiality is claimed, or refer the document or thing to an independent person or body, to determine whether—

(i)

the person claiming privilege or confidentiality has a justifiable reason in maintaining the privilege or confidentiality; or

(ii)

the document or thing should be disclosed.