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(1)For the purposes of the law of defamation, any statement made in pursuance of the purposes of this Act—
(a)by the Commissioner shall have absolute privilege; or
(b)to the Commissioner shall have qualified privilege.
(2)In subsection (1), “statement” has the same meaning as in the Defamation Act 1996 (c. 31).
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