The Chairman shall exercise their discretion as to the response given to the question and any supplementary questions.
If the person asking the question has indicated they will attend, responses to questions will be made available in the Committee Room in writing before the start of the meeting and copies of the questions and answers will be available to all in attendance.
If the person asking the question indicates they will not be attending the Committee, a written response will simply be sent.
The responses to questions will not be read out at the meeting.
The Chairman may give an oral response to a supplementary question or may require another Member or Officer to answer it. If an oral answer cannot be conveniently given, a written response will be sent to the questioner within seven days of the meeting.
If the person who has given notice of the question is not present at the meeting or if any questions remain unanswered within the 15 minutes allowed for questions, a written response will be sent within seven working days of the meeting.