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51 Publication of information by the Commission.E+W

(1)Subject to subsections (2) to (4), the Commission may publish such information as it thinks fit with respect to any of the following—

(a)a contravention by a body subject to audit of any obligation imposed on that body by virtue of section 44(2);

(b)the making by an auditor of a report under section 8 to any such body, the subject-matter of any such report and the decision made and other action taken by any such body in response to the receipt of any such report or to anything contained in it;

(c)a contravention by any such body of regulations made under section 27.

(2)The information that may be published by virtue of subsection (1)(b) does not include—

(a)information with respect to a report made to a health service body or to any decision or other action by such a body; or

(b)information excluded under subsection (3)(a) of section 12 from any notice published for the purposes of subsection (2)(b) of that section.

(3)Before publishing information under this section relating to—

(a)the conduct or decisions of a body subject to audit, or

(b)a report made to such a body,

the Commission shall notify the body of its proposal to publish the information.

(4)Information published under this section shall be published in such manner as the Commission considers appropriate for bringing the information to the attention of those members of the public who may be interested.

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