Parish Councillors

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th May 1976.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Dr Edmund Marshall Dr Edmund Marshall , Goole 12:00 am, 26th May 1976

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will seek powers to enable all members of a parish council to speak and vote at the parish meeting of the corresponding parish.

Photo of Mr Guy Barnett Mr Guy Barnett , Greenwich

We will certainly keep this point in mind for further consideration.

Photo of Dr Edmund Marshall Dr Edmund Marshall , Goole

Is it not anomalous that a person living just outside the boundaries of a parish can be elected to the parish council but even when so elected is unable to participate in the annual parish meeting?

Photo of Mr Guy Barnett Mr Guy Barnett , Greenwich

I accept that this is something of an anomaly, but a parish councillor can always attend and speak at a parish meeting by invitation.