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Agenda

Venue: Committee Rooms A and B, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood

Contact: Democratic Services 

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 are required to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests they or their spouse/partner have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting. Members must also declare any other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests they have in any matter to be considered at this meeting. The responsibility for declaring an interest rests solely with the member concerned.

 

Members must clearly state to the meeting the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, other pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest and the agenda item(s) to which it/they apply.

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests are prescribed by the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 as follows:

 

a. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

 

Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

 

b. Sponsorship

 

Any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the relevant authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by a member in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses. This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

c. Contracts

 

Any contract which is made between the relevant person (or a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest) and the relevant authority— (a) under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and (b) which has not been fully discharged.

 

d. Land

 

Any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the relevant authority.

 

e. Licences

 

Any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the relevant authority.

 

f. Corporate tenancies

 

Any tenancy where (to the member’s knowledge) - (a) the landlord is the relevant authority; and (b) the tenant is a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest.

 

g. Securities

 

Any beneficial interest in securities of a body where – (a) that body (to the member’s knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the relevant authority; and (b) either (i) the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or (ii) if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

 

In cases of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, Members must withdraw from the meeting room while the matter is being considered.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 January 2013.

 

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

 

4.

Standards Matter - a review of best practice in promoting good behaviour in public life. pdf icon PDF 572 KB

A copy of the Committee on Standards in Public Life report entitled ‘Standards Matter’ has been circulated to Committee members. The Committee is asked to note this report and identify whether or not Hertsmere’s Governance regime need to change in the light of this report.

 

(The report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life is available on the Council’s website. If a Member of the Committee would like a hard copy they should please contact Democratic Services.)

 

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.

6.

Date of next meeting

The next schedule meeting of the Standards Committee will take place on Monday, 24 June 2013 at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood.