(1)This section applies in relation to terms as to the constitution and administration of a commons council contained in—
(a)the standard constitution; or
(b)an order under section 26.
(2)The terms may in particular include terms as to—
(a)the membership of the council;
(b)participation in the council by persons other than members;
(c)the proceedings of the council;
(d)the keeping and publication of accounts, annual reports and other information relating to the council.
(3)The terms referred to in subsection (2)(a) include in particular terms as to—
(a)the appointment of members (by election or otherwise);
(b)the term for which members are appointed;
(c)co-option of members;
(d)the conduct of members;
(e)resignation and disqualification of members;
(f)termination and renewal of membership;
(g)payment of allowances to members.
(4)The terms referred to in subsection (2)(b) include in particular terms as to—
(a)entitlement to elect members;
(b)entitlement to attend meetings.
(5)The terms referred to in subsection (2)(c) include in particular terms as to—
(a)the frequency of meetings;
(b)voting procedures at meetings;
(c)committees and sub-committees.
(6)The terms referred to in subsection (2)(d) include in particular terms as to—
(a)the appointment of auditors;
(b)the preparation and publication of accounts;
(c)the preparation and publication of annual reports.
(7)Subject to any terms made of the kind referred to in subsection (2)(c), a commons council may regulate its own proceedings.
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