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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Fairfax Room (S024), West Offices

Contact: Laura Clark  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

12.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

 

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests,

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

 

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, any prejudicial interests or any disclosable pecuniary interests which they might have in respect of business on the agenda.  No additional interests were declared.

 

13.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 3 on the grounds that it contains information relating to individuals and information which is likely to reveal the identity of individuals.  This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 3 on the grounds that it contains information relating to individuals and information which is likely to reveal the identity of individuals.  This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

14.

Complaints against Members of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee

This report confirms that an allegation has been made that two Members of the Council may have breached the Member Code of Conduct. The Sub-Committee is  asked to make a decision as to whether any further action is required.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered an allegation which had been made that two Members of the Council may have breached the Member Code of Conduct and were asked to decide whether, and how, the matter should be pursued.

 

They considered the report of the Monitoring Officer, information contained in the agenda papers, written submissions from the two Members, the views of the Independent Persons and advice from a Monitoring Officer.

 

Having reviewed the information provided, Members considered the adopted assessment criteria to determine if the complaint was covered by the Member Code of Conduct, and the options available to them to decide which option they felt was most appropriate.

 

During their consideration of the matter the Sub Committee identified a number of wider  issues which they considered might merit consideration for inclusion on the Standards Committee’s workplan.

 

Resolved:  That the matter be referred to the nominated legal adviser and the two Members be advised of the decision taken by the sub-committee.

 

Reason:     In compliance with the City of York Council Joint Standards Committee Assessment Criteria for Complaints.

 

 

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