Petitions

Asking Council officers to give evidence

Your petition may ask for a senior Council officer to give evidence at a public meeting about something for which the officer is responsible as part of their role. 

If your petition contains a total number of valid signatures equivalent to at least 0.5% of the number of registered local government electors as at 15th February each year Last 

At the relevant meeting the petition organiser will be allowed up to five minutes to present the petition but may not direct questions at the Officer concerned.

Members of the Committee may subsequently ask questions of the Officer concerned. Regardless of the number of signatures obtained this procedure will not apply to meetings of the full Council.  

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