Public questions and answers

Answers from Cabinet and Council meetings

At Council meetings, Committee meetings, and most panel meetings up to 15 minutes is made available for the public to ask questions. Such questions are either answered by the Portfolio Holder, the Chair of the Committee or are posted in writing. Most committee meetings are recorded and published on meetings webpages or on the Virtual meetings page. Recordings will be placed on the Council’s website as soon as practicable after the meeting. Recordings are available for 6 months.

Any Harrow resident or representative of a local organisation may ask a question at a meeting, plus one follow-up question on the reply received. Questions should be submitted in writing by 3.00 pm at least two clear working days before the day of the relevant meeting.

Email your questions to

What happens when you submit a question?

  1. A Democratic Services Officer will acknowledge receipt of your question.
  2. A day after the deadline for questions has passed s/he will advise the questioner whether the question has been accepted.
  3. An explanation will be given to the questioner if the question is rejected.
  4. A question may be rejected if it's ‘substantially the same as a question which has been put at any meeting in the last 6 months'.