Local Council Administration is a document written by Charles Arnold-Baker. It consists of a series of rules and by-lines for the Pagford parish council. The guidelines include:
- 6.11 - A casual vacancy is determined to have occurred:
- (a) when a local councillor fails to make his declaration of acceptance of office within the proper time; or
- (b) when his notice of resignation is received; or
- (c) on the day of his death...
- 12.43 - Trespassers - As against trespassers (who, in principle, must take other people's premises and their occupiers as they find them)...
- 7.33 - Fair Comment - Fair comment on a matter of public interest is not actionable.
- 7.25 - Duplicity - A resolution should not deal with more than one subject...Disregard of this rule usually leads to confused discussion and may lead to confused action...
- 5.11 - Lunacy - At common law, idiots are subject to a permanent legal incapacity to vote, but persons of unsound mind may vote during lucid intervals.
- 7.32 - Privilege - A person who has made a defamatory statement may claim privilege for it if he can show that he made it without malice and in pursuit of a public duty.
- 22.23 - Weaknesses of Voluntary Bodies - ...The main weaknesses of such bodies are that they are hard to launch, liable to disintegrate...
- 13.5 - Relief of Poverty... - Gifts to benefit the poor...are charitable, and a gift for the poor is charitable even if it happens incidentally to benefit the rich...
Behind the scenesEdit
- Within The Casual Vacancy, guidelines from this document headline the beginning of each new Part of the book. The book refers exclusively to the Seventh Edition of this document.
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