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(1) For the purposes of the law of defamation, a report made by the Chief Inspector which—
(a) is published under any enactment, or
(b) is not so published but is made in pursuance of his functions under any enactment,
is privileged unless its publication is shown to have been made with malice.
(2) Where by virtue of any enactment the Chief Inspector has power to arrange for a report made by him to be published in a manner determined by him, he may (if he considers it appropriate to do so) arrange for the report to be published by electronic means only.
(3) Nothing in this section—
(a) limits any privilege subsisting apart from subsection (1), or
(b) prejudices the generality of any power of the Chief Inspector subsisting apart from subsection (2).
Royal Assent (in so far as it confers power to make subordinate legislation): 8 November 2006: see s 188(1).
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 188(3).