Agenda and draft minutes

Standards Committee - Thursday, 8th July 2021 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Liz Bateson, Democratic Services - email  ebateson@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Vice Chair

Minutes:

The Chair requested nominations for the position of Vice-Chair for the 2021/22 municipal year.

 

It was proposed by Cllr Austen-Baker and seconded by Cllr Jenkins that Councillor King be appointed to the position, and there being no further nominations, the Chair declared the proposal to be carried.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)             That Councillor King be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Standards Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year.

2.

Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on 14 January 2021 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

3.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors 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 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors 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, Councillors 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:

There were no declarations of interest.

5.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendations in relation to the following item:-

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business, on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”

 

Members are reminded that, whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for Committee itself to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers. 

 

Minutes:

hat, in accordance with Section 110A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of that Act.

6.

Summary of Complaints under the Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report of the Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer presented a report, which advised the Committee about the progress of current complaints and any other code of conduct complaints received since the last report in January 2021. The Monitoring Officer responded to questions and the Chair confirmed that the report was for noting.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)             That the report be noted.