Agenda and draft minutes
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Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Cllr Gill.
Declarations of Interest
The Chair introduced the paper
advising that the proposals arose from the Constitution review and
relate to strengthening the role of the Standards Committee in
future, in particular in relation to the committee having
responsibility for determining requests for dispensations for
members who have either a pecuniary or personal interest and to the
committee receiving the Annual Report on Member Standards and
The revised Terms of Reference for Standards Committee, reflecting these changes was attached as Appendix 1.
2.1 That the committee will receive
the Annual Report on Member
2.2 That the committee accepts
responsibility for determining future
2.3. The revised Committee Terms of
Reference, attached as Appendix 1,
2.4 The 2021/22 Annual Report on Member
Standards and Conduct,
The Chair introduced the report
and a tabled amendment, published in a second despatch, which
proposed changes to the Code of Conduct, to clarify the
arrangements regarding personal interests. The proposed changes set out in Appendix A and the
tabled amendment were reviewed.
The Interim Director of Law and
Governance advised that the proposed changes relate to other
registerable interests, including serving on a body as a result of
a council appointment and involvement in charities and
organisations on a personal level and suggest expanding the
requirement to declare these interests if held by your spouse or
2.1 That the Code of Conduct
for Members has been reviewed for compliance
The Chair introduced the report which seeks final agreement to the updated arrangements for dealing with Standards allegations, as set out in Appendix A.
2.1 That the
revised Procedure set out in Appendix A be approved.