Local Government Administration

  • Ivor H. Seeley


The Local Government Act 1972 empowers local authorities to make standing orders regulating the conduct of committee and joint committee meetings and covering the quorum, proceedings and place of meetings. The Ministry has issued model standing orders and these provide guidelines for local authorities in the regulation of council and committee meetings and business.1


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© Ivor H. Seeley 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivor H. Seeley
    • 1
  1. 1.Trent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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