Firstly I NEVER assume because that makes an ass out of you and me!!
Secondly, there is nothing fundamentally flawed about what I said, it is down to your misunderstanding I am afraid. NO Councillor has the right to information more than a member of the public if they do not sit on the committee for which they are wanting information about! It might so silly to you but I am afraid that's the way it is. Do I agree with it? Not neccessarily, but it is what it is!
Nobody has suggested the Clerk or Chair are filtering information, they are just not issuing it on demand to a Cllr not part of the committee.
Thirdly, I'm afraid you've again misunderstood my comment in that I have not suggested, do not suggest and would not suggest the Chair has any elevated powers, quite the opposite.
In my PC I remind out chair and the council that the Chair is a facilitor of a meeting not a CEO or Leader of the Council.
Do you perhaps think you are better educated on my point now Graeme_r?