§ 4. Dr. Edmund Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will seek powers to enable all members of a parish council to speak and vote at the parish meeting of the corresponding parish.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Environment (Mr. Guy Barnett)
We will certainly keep this point in mind for further consideration.
§ Dr. Marshall
Is it not anomalous that a person living just outside the boundaries of a parish can be elected to the parish council but even when so elected is unable to participate in the annual parish meeting?
§ Mr. Barnett
I accept that this is something of an anomaly, but a parish councillor can always attend and speak at a parish meeting by invitation.