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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 46 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 29 August 2012.

 

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

 

4.

Openness and Transparency on Personal Interests pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Attached is a guide issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government on openness and transparency. This document sets out the expectations of openness for members and how Monitoring Officers should approach their roles under the new standards arrangements.

 

The Committee is asked to consider this guide and decide whether any points need to be drawn to the attention of Hertsmere members.

 

Additional documents:

5.

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.