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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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65Proceedings under section 61(1): openness

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(1)In its application by virtue of section 58 above, Part VA of the [1972 c. 70.] Local Government Act 1972 (access to meetings and documents of certain authorities, committees and sub-committees), so far as relating to any proceedings under section 61(1) above (“the evidentiary proceedings”), shall have effect with the following additional modifications.

(2)In section 100B (access to agenda and connected reports) any reference to a report for a meeting includes a reference to any document (other than the agenda) supplied before, and for the purposes of, the evidentiary proceedings (a “relevant document”).

(3)If a report or relevant document is supplied less than three clear days before the evidentiary proceedings, copies of the report or document shall be open to inspection by the public under subsection (1) of that section from the time such copies are available to Assembly members, notwithstanding anything in subsection (3) of section 100B.

(4)In section 100C (inspection of minutes and other documents after meetings)—

(a)any reference to the minutes of a meeting shall be taken to include a reference to a transcript or other record of evidence given in the course of the evidentiary proceedings; and

(b)any reference to a report for the meeting includes a reference to a relevant document.

(5)In section 100D (inspection of background papers) any reference in subsections (1) to (4) to background papers for a report (or part of a report) shall be taken as a reference to any additional documents supplied by a witness.

(6)In this section, “additional documents supplied by a witness” means documents supplied, whether before, during or after the evidentiary proceedings,—

(a)by a person attending to give evidence at the proceedings, and

(b)for the use of Assembly members in connection with the proceedings,

but does not include any document which is a relevant document.

(7)In section 100F (additional rights of access for members) subsections (2) to (4) shall not have effect in relation to documents which contain material relating to any business to be transacted at the evidentiary proceedings.

(8)In section 100H (supplemental provisions and offences) in subsection (6), in the definition of “accessible documents”—

(a)the reference in paragraph (d) to a report for the meeting includes a reference to a relevant document; and

(b)the reference in paragraph (e) to background papers for a report for a meeting shall be taken as a reference to any additional documents supplied by a witness.

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