Asking Questions at a meeting
The public may ask questions of the Leader of the Council or any other member of the Executive at meetings of the Executive or at ordinary meetings of the Council and questions of the chairman of any committee, sub-committee, panel or working group at meetings of that body.
Your question must arrive with us no later than 11 clear days before the date of the meeting.
You can either email your question to [email protected] or write to:
Corporate Director of Governance and Regulatory Services Carlisle City Council Civic Centre Carlisle CA3 8QG
Each question must give the name and address of the questioner and must, if the questioner wishes the question to be answered by a specific named member, name that member of the Council to whom it is to be put. If the questioner does not name a specific member, then the question will be answered by the leader or such member of the executive whom he/she nominates in respect of any matter for which the executive is responsible, and by the chairman of a relevant committee, sub-committee, panel or working group in respect of that body's functions.
Questions will be asked in the order notice of them was received, except that the chairman or person presiding at the meeting may group together similar questions. At any one meeting no person may submit more than 2 questions and no more than 2 such questions may be asked on behalf of one organisation.
The Corporate Director of Governance and Regulatory Services may reject a question if it: • is not about a matter for which the local authority has a responsibility or which affects the district; • is defamatory, frivolous or offensive; • is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting of the Council, or the relevant committee, sub-committee, panel or working group in the past six months; or • requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.
The Corporate Director of Governance and Regulatory Services will enter each question in a book open to public inspection and will immediately send a copy of the question to the member to whom it is to be put. Rejected questions will include reasons for rejection. Copies of all questions will be circulated to all members of the relevant body at which they will be asked and will be made available to the public attending the meeting.