City of York Council

Committee Minutes


Joint Standards Committee Hearings Sub-Committee


31 August 2021


Councillors Douglas, Fisher and Chambers (Parish Council Member)


Ms Davies (Independent Person)



1.            Appointment of Chair


Resolved:  That Cllr Douglas be appointed to act as Chair of the hearing.




2.            Declarations of Interest


Members were invited to declare at this point in the meeting any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, any prejudicial interests, or any disclosable pecuniary interests, that they might have in the business on the agenda.  No interests were declared.




3.            Exclusion of Press and Public


This item was not considered, as some of the participants indicated at this point that they had not received the agenda papers and a short adjournment was called to make further enquiries.




4.            Complaint against a Member of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee


Following the adjournment, it was ascertained that the Subject Member had not received the agenda papers.


A further adjournment was called at 10:30 am to enable the Subject Member to consider whether he was in a position to proceed.  The meeting re-convened at 10:48 am and both the Subject Member and the Complainant stated that they would like the hearing to go ahead, although both indicated that they were uncertain of the procedures.  The meeting was then adjourned for the Sub-Committee to determine whether to continue with the hearing or adjourn it to a future date.


The meeting re-convened at 10:56 am and it was


Resolved:  That the hearing be adjourned to a date to be confirmed.


Reason:     To give the parties the opportunity to receive and consider all the case papers and familiarise themselves with the hearing procedure.








Cllr C Douglas, Chair

[The meeting started at 10.00 am and finished at 11.15 am].