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Standards Committee
Thursday 10 February 2011 4.30 pm

Date:
Thursday, 10th February, 2011
Time:
4.30pm
Place:
Committee Room, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
 

Attendance Details

ItemDescriptionResolution
12 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
 
13 TO APPROVE AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 9 SEPTEMBER 2010.
RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
14 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS.
 
15 LOCALISM BILL/MINUTES OF THE HEARING SUB-COMMITTEE
RESOLVED:

1. To note the report on the Localism Bill and the minutes of the Hearing Sub-Committee.

2. To recommend to the Council that once the legislation is in force in order to fulfil it's obligations as to Standards of conduct it should consider:
i) the adoption of a Gedling Code of Conduct,
ii) that a Code of Conduct, if adopted, should be managed by a Committee which includes both independent and elected Members.
16 ANY OTHER ITEMS WHICH THE CHAIRMAN CONSIDERS URGENT.
 
The meeting closed at 5.15pm.

Attendance Details

Present:
Mr J.R. Baggaley, P.G. Barnes, F.J.D. Boot, Mr D. Evans, Mr D. Kotak, Mr G. T. Parkinson, C.N.F.W. Pratt, Mr G.D Proctor, Mr G Wallis

Officers in attendance: S M Sale, H Barrington

Business

Business
ItemBusiness
12None
14None
15The Localism Bill was currently going through the legislative process and was expected to secure the Royal Assent by the end of the year. The Bill contained provisions relating to The Standards regime.

Standards for England would be abolished however each relevant authority (which would include the Borough Council) would have a duty to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by members and co-opted members of the authority. With the abolition of Standards for England goes the abolition of the National Code of Conduct. The Bill provided for an authority to adopt, if it so wished, a code dealing with the conduct expected of members.

Members considered the impact of the legislation and the value of the experience of the current Standards Committee.

 


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