Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

50 Maintenance of order

(1)

The person presiding at any meeting of any local authority may, if that person believes, on reasonable grounds, that the behaviour of any member of the public attending that meeting is likely to prejudice or to continue to prejudice the orderly conduct of that meeting if that member of the public is permitted to remain in that meeting, require that member of the public to leave the meeting.

(2)

If any member of the public who is required, pursuant to subsection (1), to leave a meeting of a local authority—

(a)

refuses or fails to leave the meeting; or

(b)

having left the meeting, attempts to re-enter the meeting without the permission of the person presiding at the meeting,—

any constable, or any officer or employee of the local authority, may, at the request of the person presiding at the meeting, remove or, as the case may require, exclude that member of the public from the meeting.

Compare: 1962 No 113 s 6