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Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Communications and Apologies

(a)            Communications (if any) relating to business on the agenda.

 

(b)            Apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest (if any)

Members must clearly state the nature of the interest, and indicate whether it is Personal or Personal and Prejudicial.  The responsibility for declaring an interest rests solely with the Member concerned.

 

Personal interests: A personal interest arises in relation to any matter which might reasonably be regarded as affecting, to a greater extent than other Council Tax payers, ratepayers or inhabitants of the authority’s area, the well‑being or financial position of the Member or of a relevant person.  Members need only declare a personal interest at a meeting when they address the meeting on that business.

 

Personal and Prejudicial interests: A Member has a personal and prejudicial interest in a matter if the interest is one which a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice the Member’s judgement of the public interest.  In these cases the Member concerned must declare the interest and withdraw from the meeting room while the matter is being considered.  Members with such interests may, however, attend the meeting for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business where the public have a similar right.

 

Further details and full definitions of personal and prejudicial interests are set out in the Councillors’ Code of Conduct (Section 5.1 of the Constitution).

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 September 2011.

 

In accordance with the Constitution no discussion shall take place upon the minutes, except upon their accuracy.

 

4.

Introduction to Standards pdf icon PDF 142 KB

The attached report was noted by Council on 25 April and provides a summary of the new responsibilities the Council has for standards matters. Officers will use this report to provide an introduction to the new standards regime for members.

 

5.

Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 56 KB

This report asks the Committee to recommend to Council the form of this Authority’s Code of Conduct.

 

Additional documents:

6.

Discloseable Pecuniary Interests pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Report ST/12/02 advises the Committee of the content of Regulations relating to disclosable pecuniary interests.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Appointment of Independent Member pdf icon PDF 63 KB

This report informs the Committee of a revision to the Council’s ability to appoint independent members and proposes a way of achieving this.

 

8.

Any other non-confidential business which the Chairman considers urgent

In accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, amended by the Access to Information Act of 1985, no urgent business may be raised unless it has been approved by the Chairman.  The item and reason for urgency must be announced at the start of the meeting.