Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee
Thursday, 14th June 2012 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Peter Baines, Democratic Services - telephone 01524 582074, or email: pbaines@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

44.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the 2012/13 municipal year.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That, owing to the imminent cessation of the Committee in its current form, a Vice-Chairman would not be appointed.

 

 

45.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on Thursday 3rd May, 2012 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as a correct record.

46.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chairman

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

47.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

48.

The New Standards Regime under the Localism Act 2011 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced a report on the progress of implementing the Localism Act 2011, and reported that the Committee could recommend a revised Code of Conduct to Council for approval.

 

It was noted that revised copies of the draft Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Part B – Interests, were circulated at the meeting, and members gave consideration to determining a Code of Conduct to be recommended to Council.

 

A number of minor amendments to Part B were discussed and agreed by the Committee.

 

Resolved:

 

1)         That the Draft Code of Conduct, including Part A - General Provisions, as circulated at the meeting and attached as Appendix 1 to these minutes, be recommended to Council for approval.

 

2)         That the Draft Code of Conduct Part B – Interests, be recommended to Council for approval, subject to the amendments as agreed by members. (Agreed draft is shown in Appendix 2 to these minutes.)

 

49.

Summary of Complaints pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer submitted a report summarising progress on recent complaints of alleged breach of the Code of Conduct.

 

Resolved:

 

That the summary of recent complaints of alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct be noted.