I don't know that you can get away with that so easily. You need statutory support for the claim that staffing committee minutes are not available to the public. This would be a very poor principle, as many of the matters to be considered by a staffing committee do not relate to individuals and should not be secret. For example, the maintenance of sound documents to govern procedures. Looking around the web, you will find minutes for many staffing committees of parish councils. You would also need to consider the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 which includes a stipulation: "Where, in consequence of the exclusion of parts of the minutes which disclose exempt information, the document open to inspection under subsection (1)(a) above does not provide members of the public with a reasonably fair and coherent record of the whole or part of the proceedings, the proper officer shall make a written summary of the proceedings or the part, as the case may be, which provides such a record without disclosing the exempt information." That is pretty much how I described the requirement for staffing committee minutes.