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Parish Councils

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the new rules for parish councils on the procedures to be followed for the appointment of additional members will come into effect; and what guidance is available if these rules are not met. (255485)

Provisions on the power to appoint additional councillors have been inserted into the Local Government Act 1972 by section 76 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. We are aiming to bring the regulations into effect in the spring, and will publish the supporting guidance at the same time.