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Graham Smith | 13:53 UK time, Monday, 20 June 2011

What specific advice did Cornwall Council give to leader Alec Robertson about his "internal party group" decision to remove Jan Powell from the Health & Adults Overview & Scrutiny Committee? Here's the answer:

"The Monitoring Officer is frequently asked about the impact of potential or actual personal interests on a Member's participation in meetings - and that is both by the Member impacted and other Members on the same committee who are aware of the interest and are concerned about the affect of this on the effective conduct of the committee's business. It would not be appropriate to discuss detail of privileged legal advice given to the Leader or any other Member."

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