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32. Investigations: general

(1) This section applies if the Registrar appoints one or more competent persons ("investigators") under sections 30 or 31 to conduct an investigation on its behalf.
(2) The Registrar must give written notice of the appointment of an investigator to the person who is the subject of the investigation ("the person under investigation").
(3) Subsections (2) and (9) do not apply if the investigator is appointed as a result of section 31 and the Registrar believes that the notice required by subsections (2) or (9) would be likely to result in the investigation being frustrated.
(4) A notice under subsection (2) must —
(a) specify the provisions under which, and as a result of which, the investigator was appointed; and
(b) state the reason for his appointment.
(5) Nothing prevents the Registrar from appointing a person who is a member of its staff as an investigator.
(6) An investigator must make a report of his investigation to the Registrar.
(7) The Registrar may, by a direction to an investigator, control —
(a) the scope of the investigation;
(b) the period during which the investigation is to be conducted;
(c) the conduct of the investigation; and
(d) the reporting of the investigation.
(8) A direction may, in particular —
(a) confine the investigation to particular matters;
(b) extend the investigation to additional matters;
(c) require the investigator to discontinue the investigation or to take only such steps as are specified in the direction;
(d) require the investigator to make such interim reports as are so specified.
(9) If there is a change in the scope or conduct of the investigation and, in the opinion of the Registrar, the person subject to investigation is likely to be significantly prejudiced by not being made aware of it, that person must be given written notice of the change.