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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 Admission of public to meetings of local authority executives and their committees

    1. 3.Meetings of local authority executives and their committees to be held in public

    2. 4.Admission of the public to meetings of local authority executives and their committees

    3. 5.Procedures prior to private meetings

    4. 6.Procedures prior to public meetings

    5. 7.Access to agenda and connected reports for public meetings

  4. PART 3 Key decisions

    1. 8.Key decisions

    2. 9.Publicity in connection with key decisions

    3. 10.General exception

    4. 11.Cases of special urgency

  5. PART 4 Recording of executive decisions and inspection of related papers or documents

    1. 12.Recording of executive decisions made at meetings

    2. 13.Recording of executive decisions made by individuals

    3. 14.Inspection of documents following executive decisions

    4. 15.Inspection of background papers

  6. PART 5 Additional rights of members of the local authority and of members of overview and scrutiny committees

    1. 16.Additional rights of access to documents for members of local authorities

    2. 17.Additional rights of access to documents for members of overview and scrutiny committees

    3. 18.Reports to the local authority where the key decision procedure is not followed

    4. 19.Executive reports to the local authority

  7. PART 6 General provisions relating to information

    1. 20.Confidential information, exempt information and advice of a political adviser or assistant

    2. 21.Inspection and supply of documents

    3. 22.Offences

    4. 23.Revocations

  8. Signature

  9. Explanatory Note