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Agenda item

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

To consider complaints made against Members 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.

Minutes:

Members considered two complaints made against three Members of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee and were asked to decide whether, and how, the matters should be pursued.

 

The substance of the complaints related to statements made by the Members during the course of a meeting of the Council of which they were Members.

 

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

 

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

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the conduct of one of the Members be

referred for investigation, but consideration be given as to whether it was possible to resolve the complaint without the need for a full investigation.

 

(ii)      That no further action be taken in respect of the other two members.

 

Reasons:   (i)      The Sub-Committee considers that the facts of

the case indicate a prima facie breach of the Code by the Member concerned.

 

                   (ii)      That it is not considered that the facts of the case

indicate a prima facie breach of the Code by the two Members.

 

 

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