It's carrying democracy too far if you don't know the result of the vote before the meeting.
Eric Varley, UK Secretary of State for Industry in the 1970s. Alistair Michie and Simon Hoggart (1978). The Pact: The inside story of the Lib-Lab government, 1977-8. Quarter Books. pp. p. 13. ISBN 0 7043 2193 9.