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Agenda item

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

To consider a complaint made on 22 January 2018 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.

Minutes:

Members considered a complaint made on 25 January 2018 against a Member of a Council covered by the Joint Standards Committee.

 

The complaint related to a potential breach of the Code of Conduct by the Member in question at a meeting they had attended.

 

Members considered the following options:

·        To decide that no further action be taken

·        To refer the matter to the Monitoring Officer for investigation,

·        To consider whether some other action may be appropriate.

 

Having reviewed the evidence provided, and taking into consideration the views of the Independent Persons, it was

 

Resolved:  (i)      That no further action be taken.

 

Reason:     The Assessments Sub-Committee does not consider that there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct in this case.

 

(ii)      That the member in question be advised to consider whether they may have received any gifts or hospitality that should be disclosed.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the disclosure requirements have been properly complied with.

 

 

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