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Asking a question at cabinet meetings

Before the meeting

Check the meetings schedule by consulting the council meetings diary or by calling the constitutional team.

Post or email your question to the constitutional team no later than three clear working days before the day of the meeting.

Make sure you include details of

  • the question you want to ask
  • your name and contact details
  • the name or position of the cabinet member to whom you want to pose the question (if you don't know who it is, ask the Constitutional Team for advice).

Questions should be no longer than 50 words long.

If time allows, we will advise you who is likely to answer it, and send you details of what happens before, during and following the meeting.

Please see the additional information section below about about the scope of questions.

At the meeting

You will need to attend the meeting. When it is your turn to ask your question, the chair will invite you to come forward and ask your question to the relevant cabinet member.

Supplemental questions will be at the discretion of the chair.

There are 15 minutes allocated for public question time. Questions will be taken in the order in which they were received until the allocated 15 minutes is up.  

Any question which cannot be dealt with during public question time, either because of lack of time or because of the non-attendance of the member to whom it has been put, will be dealt with by a written answer from the relevant cabinet member.

Page last updated: 28 November 2017