Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee
Tuesday, 10th June 2014 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To elect a vice-chairman for the municipal year 2014/15.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That Councillor Sherlock be appointed vice-chairman for the 2014/15 municipal year.

 

2.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 24th April 2014 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

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

3.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chairman

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by members of interests in respect of items on this agenda. 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the council’s register of interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, members should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with part B section 2 of the code of conduct, members are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the code of conduct. 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Mace declared an interest in item 6 (minute number 34) on the agenda, concerning a complaint about an alleged breach of the code of conduct, as the subject of the complaint  was a member of the same political group and Councillor Mace was acting as a character witness.     Councillor Mace left the room at this point.

 

Councillor Hill declared an interest in item 6 on the agenda, concerning a complaint about an alleged breach of the code of conduct, as he was the subject of the complaint.    Councillor Hill left the room at this point, and returned for item 6 on the agenda.