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BBC News: Protest over ‘gagging’ questions

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Nic Rigby of the BBC reports:

Campaigners with taped up mouths held a protest against restrictions on their rights to ask questions to the board of the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

The trust had allowed members of the public to ask questions at any point during the meeting, but now is only allowing questions at a specific time after major items have been discussed.

Campaigner Terry Skyrme said the decision damaged the influence members of the public could have on policy, but trust chair Gary Page said the move made the board “more effective” and the policy was in line with the way boards operated across the country.

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BBC News Protest over gagging questions

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