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31. In Schedule 1 to the Defamation Act 1996 (statements privileged subject to explanation or contradiction)—
(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) of paragraph 11, for “or local authority committee” there shall be substituted “, local authority committee or in the case of a local authority which are operating executive arrangements the executive of that authority or a committee of that executive”; and
(b)after sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 11, there shall be inserted—
“(1A) In the case of a local authority which are operating executive arrangements, a fair and accurate record of any decision made by any member of the executive where that record is required to be made and available for public inspection by virtue of section 22 of the Local Government Act 2000 or of any provision in regulations made under that section.”; and
(c)in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 11, for “In sub-paragraph (1)(a)—” there shall be substituted—
“In sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (1A)—
“executive” and “executive arrangements” have the same meaning as in Part II of the Local Government Act 2000;”.
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