Standing Orders

4. COMMITTEES, SUB-COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

  1. Unless the Council determines otherwise, a committee may appoint a sub-committee whose terms of reference and members shall be determined by the committee.
  2. The members of a committee may include non-councillors unless it is a committee which regulates and controls the finances of the Council.
  3. Unless the Council determines otherwise, all the members of an advisory committee and a sub-committee of the advisory committee may be non-councillors.
  4. The Council may appoint standing committees, sub committees or working groups as may be necessary, and:
    1. shall determine their terms of reference;
    2. shall determine the number and time of the ordinary meetings of a standing committee up until the date of the next annual meeting of the Council;
    3. shall permit committees and Working Groups to determine the number and time of its meetings;
    4. shall, subject to standing orders 4(b) and (c), appoint and determine the terms of office of members of such a committee;
    5. may, subject to standing orders 4(b) and (c), appoint and determine the terms of office of the substitute members to a committee whose role is to replace the ordinary members at a meeting of a committee if the ordinary members of the committee confirm to the Proper Officer ( ) days before the meeting that they are unable to attend;
    6. shall, after it has appointed the members of a standing committee, appoint the chairman of the standing committee;
    7. shall permit a committee other than a standing committee, to appoint its own chairman at the first meeting of the committee;
    8. shall determine the place, notice requirements and quorum for a meeting of a committee and a sub-committee which, in both cases,shall be no less than three;
    9. shall determine if the public may participate at a meeting of a committee;
    10. shall determine if the public and press are permitted to attend the meetings of a sub-committee and also the advance public notice requirements, if any, required for the meetings of a sub-committee;
    11. shall determine if the public may participate at a meeting of a sub-committee that they are permitted to attend; and
    12. shall appoint and determine the term of office of councillor or non-councillor members of such a committee and/or Working Group (unless the appointment of non-councillors is prohibited by law) so as to hold office no later than the next annual meeting.
    13. The members of a committee may include non-councillors unless it is a committee which regulates and controls the finances of the Council
    14. may dissolve a committee or a working group.
  5. The Council may appoint advisory committees comprised of a number of councillors and non-councillors
  6. Advisory committees and any sub-committees may consist wholly of persons who are non-councillors.