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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Auden Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G047). View directions

Items
No. Item

7.

Declarations of Interest

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 may have in respect of business on the agenda.  None were declared.

8.

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 an individual. This information is classed as exempt under Paragraph 1 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 public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 3 (Complaint against a Member of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee) on the grounds that it contained information relating to an individual.  This information is classed as exempt under Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

9.

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

To consider a complaint made against a Member of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee, and to take an initial decision as to whether, and how, the matter should be pursued.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a complaint made against a Member of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee and were asked to decide whether, and how, the matter should be pursued.

 

The report of the Monitoring Officer and the views of the Independent Persons were noted.

 

The allegation related to comments made at a meeting by a Member of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee.   

 

Having considered the evidence provided in support of the complaint, it was

 

Resolved:  That further consideration of the complaint be deferred to enable the complaint to be referred to the Group Whips of the parties concerned in the expectation that they would resolve the issue in an appropriate manner and report back to the committee on the action taken.

 

Reason:     The Committee agreed that, in the first instance, this was the most appropriate means of addressing the issues raised through the complaint.  

 

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