Explanatory Notes

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002

2002 asp 11

23 April 2002

Commentary on Sections

Miscellaneous and general

Section 18 – Protection from actions of defamation

64.This section specifies various statements (within the meaning of the Defamation Act 1996) made by:

which are to be absolutely privileged for the purposes of the law of defamation.  This effectively places a bar on a person’s right to pursue an action for defamation in respect of those statements.