This has not happened to me before so not sure if any legislation covers it.
We have a Governance Committee meeting this evening, I am the Chair. One of the members has sent apologies as not able to attend, to me and the clerk. But he has also sent all his opinions on the 2 agenda items and obviously expects me and/or the clerk to raise them at the meeting. I vaguely remember seeing somewhere that if you wish to express your opinion you have to do so in person, but may be wrong.
I doesn't help that some of his opinions conflict with some of mine! So I really don't want to promote them but would be happier if I knew there was legislation along the lines of 'you have to be there'.