Holding an agenda item in abeyance

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Date produced: 22/05/2012

What are the implications for holding an agenda item in abeyance?

Holding an item in abeyance would allow the rest of the agenda to be adopted and work on the adopted agenda items to begin.

However, if no agreement can be reached on whether the item in abeyance should also be adopted, the item will remain in abeyance indefinitely. In practical terms, this means that without consensus, the relevant agenda item will not be discussed under the ADP.