Agenda and minutes

Conduct Committee
Thursday, 14th February, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

Items
No. Item

597.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Mr Lowe and Mr Aley.

598.

MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Conduct Committee held on 1 November 2018, previously circulated.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the Conduct Committee held on 1 November 2018 were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

599.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are invited to declare any

disclosable interests under the Code of Conduct and the nature of those

interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of

the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

 

Minutes:

Mr Oxley declared a personal interest in Item 8 of the agenda and confirmed that he would leave the meeting following Item 7.

 

Miss Waller declared an interest in Item 8 of the agenda as the Subject had been a member of the Liberal Democrat Party, but was no longer.

 

Mr Gale declared an interest as he knew the subjects and complainants in relation to all the items on the agenda, but confirmed that he approached both reports on the agenda with an open mind and would make his decision based on the facts before him.

600.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATION AND QUESTIONS

To receive any petitions, deputations and questions received from members

of the public in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 93. The

total time allowed for this shall be 30 minutes. Petitions, deputations and

questions shall be dealt with in the order in which they are received.

 

Questions may also be submitted at short notice by giving a written copy to

the Committee Administrator 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.

The total time allowed for questions at short notice is 15 minutes out of the

total time of 30 minutes.

 

Any petitions, deputations and questions which have been submitted with

prior formal notice will take precedence over questions submitted at short

notice. Any questions which are not considered within the time limit shall

receive a written response after the meeting and be the subject of a report to

the next meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

No petitions, deputations or questions had been received in relation to items listed on the agenda for this meeting.

601.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

To consider any questions received from Members of the Council in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 95.

Minutes:

There were no questions from Members.

602.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is recommended to determine whether the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and in accordance with the Access to Information provisions of Procedure Rule 239, as the following items of business is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Paragraph 1 - Information relating to any individual.

 

Minutes:

The Committee AGREED that the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Items 7 & 8 of the agenda in accordance with paragraph 1 of part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 197 (Information relating to any individual).

603.

ALLEGATION OF BREACH OF CODE OF CONDUCT

To receive Report No. 39/2019 from the Monitoring Officer.

Minutes:

In accordance with the resolution above, debate and decision on this item took place in private.

 

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Mr M Oxley left the meeting and did not return.

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604.

ALLEGATION OF BREACH OF CODE OF CONDUCT

To receive Report No. 40/2019 from the Monitoring Officer.

 

Minutes:

In accordance with the resolution above, debate and decision on this item took place in private.

 

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The Committee AGREED to return to public session.

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605.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any other urgent business at the discretion of the person

presiding provided that it has been previously notified to them.

 

Minutes:

With permission of the Chairman, Mr Horsfield (Monitoring Officer) advised that it was his intention to provide the Committee with a paper on the Report from the Select Committee on Standards in Public Life which would provide a summary of the recommendations, along with a discussion on the recommendations which could be implemented immediately and those that would require legislative changes.

 

Mr Horsfield also confirmed that a report on the Appointment of the Independent Person would also be forthcoming.