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What are the legal reasons for stopping a parish council meeting.

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I think that one is confidentiality, another is disruptive behaviour and a third becoming non quorate? Are there any others and what is the legislation that allows tthis?
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Most of this should be covered in your standing orders, which may also include a time limit for a meeting, although this one is often overlooked. Confidentiality doesn't stop a meeting, but may require members of the public and press to leave the room for a particular agenda item, which is usually placed at the end of the meeting for practical reasons.
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In addition to the answers given, a local authority,  has a legal responsibility to protect officers, elected members and others from risk to their health and safety. If the some event within the venue  during the meeting puts those present at risk of harm, the chair could take a view that the meeting should be terminated.
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