Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th May 1976.
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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.
We will certainly keep this point in mind for further consideration.
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?
I accept that this is something of an anomaly, but a parish councillor can always attend and speak at a parish meeting by invitation.
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