Well, given that I’m using a Google provided template, hosted on Google Documents, to provide the XML I fail to see where user error come into it when I’m frequently told that that maps do not always load.

I’m not quite sure what point you are trying to make with your second point. As you will know from our correspondence (and the correspondence you have had with other councillors) there are issues when councillors have to, or may have to, act quasi-judicially – most notably when exercising the planning or licensing functions and their actions subject to legal appeal. Unless you can correct me, I do not believe I have ever referred to pre-determination in any other circumstance.