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Bonkers Blog April 2013

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24 April (Part 1) - Secret sessions

If you go to council meetings regularly you will soon come to the conclusion that they are held solely to satisfy statutory requirements and the real business is done behind closed doors. Some committee chairmen are even honest enough, or maybe that should be stupid enough, to spill the beans as happened last January.

The revised Constitution gives some clues as to the procedure on Page 287 of Volume 1. It says that the rules on public scrutiny fly out of the window if secret discussions are at least 28 days before a ‘key decision is taken’.
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