Article 80(1)(e) empowers the
DFSAto require a Personto give it any assistance in relation to an investigation which the Personis able to give.
DFSAconsiders that providing assistance may include requiring a Personto do a physical act or provide information to advance an investigation. For example, this may include the situation where the DFSArequires a Personto provide assistance by commenting on the accuracy of a document or compiling information that had been stored in a different manner.
The power under Article 80(1)(e) can be used independently, or in conjunction with, the exercise of other Article 80(1) powers. For example, the
DFSAcan exercise its powers under Article 80(1)(d), to require a Personto attend a compulsory interview and under Article 80(1)(e), to require the interviewee to provide reasonable assistance during the interview. For example, the interviewee may be required, during the interview, to draw a diagram, or locate and produce a document referred to in an answer to a question.