Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Bill

12 Section 31 replaced (Disclosure of certain information not to be recommended)

Replace section 31 with:

31 Disclosure of certain information not to be recommended

(1)

An Ombudsman must not recommend that information be made available if—

(a)

the Prime Minister certifies that making the information available would be likely to prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand; or

(b)

the Attorney-General certifies that making the information available would be likely to prejudice the prevention, investigation, or detection of offences.

(2)

However, the Ombudsman may recommend that the appropriate local authority give further consideration to making the information available.

Compare: 1982 No 156 s 31