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Local Government and Housing Act 1989

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The Local Government Act 1974

37In section 23(4) of the [1974 c. 7.] Local Government Act 1974 (consultation in appointing Local Commissioners), for the words “appropriate representative body,” there shall be substituted the words “such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent authorities in England or, as the case may be, authorities in Wales to which this Part of this Act applies”.

38In section 23(12) of that Act (triennial reports to Part III authorities) the words “(through the appropriate representative body designated under section 24 below)” shall be omitted and at the end there shall be inserted the words “and shall send copies of those recommendations or conclusions to the representative persons and authorities concerned”.

39(1)In section 31(3)(a) of that Act (further provisions about reports on investigations), for “(1) or (2A)” there shall be substituted “(2) or (2C)”.

(2)This paragraph shall not have effect in relation to a report made before the coming into force of section 26 of this Act.

40In section 32(1) of that Act (publications enjoying absolute privilege for the purposes of the law of defamation), the following paragraph shall be inserted at the end—

(e)the publication of any matter by inclusion in a statement published in accordance with section 31(2D), (2E) and (2F) or (2G) above.

41In Schedule 4 to that Act (further provisions about the Commissions)—

(a)in paragraph 6, after “Subject to” there shall be inserted “section 31(2H) above and”; and

(b)in paragraph 7, after “Subject to” there shall be inserted “section 31(2H) above and”.

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