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Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972

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N.I.Convening meetings

2(1)The chairman of the council may call a meeting of the council at any time.N.I.

[F1(2)If a requisition for a meeting of the council signed by five councillors or by one-fifth of the whole number of the councillors, whichever is the greater, is presented to the chairman of the council, he shall call a meeting of the council to be held within the period of fourteen days from the date of service of the requisition on him.

(2A)If the chairman—

(a)refuses to call a meeting of the council in accordance with sub-paragraph (2); or

(b)does not, within the period of seven days from the date of service of the requisition on him, call a meeting of the council in accordance with sub-paragraph (2),

any five councillors or one-fifth of the whole number of the councillors, whichever is the greater, may on that refusal or on the expiration of that period forthwith call a meeting of the council.]

(3)Three days at least before a meeting of the council—

(a)notice of the time and place of the intended meeting shall be published at the offices of the council, and where the meeting is called by councillors the notice shall be signed by them and shall specify the business proposed to be transacted thereat; and

(b)a summons to attend the meeting, specifying the business proposed to be transacted thereat and signed by the clerk of the council, shall be left at or sent by ordinary post to the usual place of residence of every councillor.

(4)Want of service of a summons under sub-paragraph (3)( b) shall not affect the validity of a meeting.

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