Commentary on Sections

Part 1 – Strengthening local democracy

Section 19 – Reports and recommendations by democratic services committees

36.If a democratic services committee prepares any report or makes recommendations about the provision of staff, accommodation and other resources provided by the local authority for the discharge of democratic service functions, a copy must be sent to each member of the authority who is not a member of the committee, as soon as practicable. A meeting of the full council must be held to consider such reports or recommendations within three months of their being sent to authority members.