Local Government Act 1993 No 30
372 Rescinding or altering resolutions
(1) A resolution passed by a council may not be altered or rescinded
except by a motion to that effect of which notice has been duly given in
accordance with regulations made under section 360 and, if applicable, the
council’s code of meeting practice.
(2) If notice of motion to rescind a resolution is given at the
meeting at which the resolution is carried, the resolution must not be carried
into effect until the motion of rescission has been dealt
(3) If a motion has been negatived by a council, a motion having the
same effect must not be considered unless notice of it has been duly given in
accordance with the council’s code of meeting
(4) A notice of motion to alter or rescind a resolution, and a notice
of motion which has the same effect as a motion which has been negatived by
the council, must be signed by 3 councillors if less than 3 months has elapsed
since the resolution was passed, or the motion was negatived, as the case may
(5) If a motion to alter or rescind a resolution has been negatived,
or if a motion which has the same effect as a previously negatived motion, is
negatived, no similar motion may be brought forward within 3 months. This
subsection may not be evaded by substituting a motion differently worded, but
in principle the same.
(6) A motion to which this section applies may be moved on the report
of a committee of the council and any such report must be recorded in the
minutes of the meeting of the council.
(7) The provisions of this section concerning negatived motions do not
apply to motions of adjournment.