Explanatory Notes

Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

2003 asp 1

11 February 2003

The Act – Section by Section

Part 8 – Miscellaneous

Section 43 - Remote participation in and calling of local authority meetings

110.This section provides that in addition to the traditional form of meeting with members being present in one place, meetings of a local authority may be conducted in any way in which each member can communicate with each other, for example by video-conference. Subsection (2) provides that such meetings shall be conducted only on the direction of the convenor (or deputy convenor in the absence of the convenor) of the authority, committee, or sub-committee concerned. Subsection (4) allows summons to meetings to be delivered by means other than post or hand-delivery, for example, by e-mail.