Sorry I didn't make myself clear.
Yes items in the private section are, where appropriate, reported publicly, but the actual minutes recording councillor's comments or votes are not always conveyed as actual minutes.
It is the latter ie, votes for and against by councillor's names that is the issue. For me votes in private session for something that has great public interest is a complete NO GO! but that is what we are faced with in this instance.
So what I was meaning, without getting too specific, is that normally we get a draft copy prior to minutes being published proper; this in case a Parish Councillor objects to a certain minute. If the details of the questionable vote mentioned above is just recorded in the private section minutes as so many in favour and so many against, there is nothing officially on record as to who was for and against, which sort of creates rabbit holes for any councillor who want to side step future public annoyance (which there is very likely to be).
So what I was seeking more experienced opion on was, can the resigned PC request to see the draft minutes including the private session minutes in order to make sure the voting has been recorded by name for and against before publication.
Hope that makes sense