These Standing Orders consist of two main major sections. Part I is intended to be a guide for those presiding at meetings of Local Councils and a source to which to refer when there is a procedural difficulty during a meeting. It should assist the chairmen to make decisions on procedural points through its explanations of matters connected with procedures.
Part II provides a complete model set of standing orders. These regulate all likely procedural points and are based on long-established models, modified in the light of the of the Association’s advisers in dealing with member councils’ problems. Even if the standing orders have not been adopted a chairman can use them as a basis for his rulings on when he has to decide a dispute.