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12 Publicity for meetings under section 11.E+W

(1)A meeting shall not be held for the purposes of section 11 [F1or 11A] unless, at least seven clear days before the meeting, there has been published, in a newspaper circulating in the area of the body concerned, a notice which—

(a)states the time and place of the meeting,

(b)indicates that the meeting is to be held to consider an auditor’s report or recommendation (as the case may be), and

(c)describes the subject-matter of the report or recommendation.

(2)The body concerned shall ensure that, as soon as practicable after the meeting [F2(or, in the case of the Greater London Authority, the making of the making of decisions under section 11A(6))]

(a)the auditor of its accounts is notified of the decisions made in pursuance of section 11(5) [F3or 11A(6)]; and

(b)a notice containing a summary of those decisions which has been approved by the auditor is published in a newspaper circulating in that body’s area.

(3)The notice required by subsection (2)(b) in relation to a meeting—

(a)need not summarise any decision made while the public were excluded from the meeting—

(i)under section 100A(2) of the 1972 Act (confidential matters);

(ii)in pursuance of a resolution under section 100A(4) of that Act (exempt information); or

(iii)in pursuance of a resolution under section 1(2) of the M1Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 (protection of public interest);

but

(b)if sections 100C and 100D of the 1972 Act (availability for inspection after meetings of minutes, background papers and other documents) apply in relation to the meeting, shall indicate the documents in relation to the meeting which are open for inspection in accordance with those sections.

(4)This section is without prejudice to, and in addition to, any provision made in relation to meetings of the body in question by section 10(4) to (6) or by or under the 1972 Act, the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 or any other enactment.

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F1Words in s. 12(1) inserted (8.5.2000 for specified purposes and otherwise 3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 133(2), Sch. 8 para. 5(2) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, arts. 3, 4

F2Words in s. 12(2) inserted (8.5.2000 for specified purposes and otherwise 3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 133(2), Sch. 8 para. 5(3)(a) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, arts. 3, 4

F3Words in s. 12(2)(a) inserted (8.5.2000 for specified purposes and otherwise 3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 133(2), Sch. 8 para. 5(3)(b) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 1999/3434, arts. 3, 4

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