Agenda

Standards Committee - Monday, 8 November 2021 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room G.01, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

Contact: Kamal Adatia, Monitoring Officer: 0116 454 1401  Anita James, Senior Democratic Support Officer tel: 0116 454 6358 (email:  anita.james2@leicester.gov.uk)

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.

3.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Members will be asked to note the Terms of Reference for the Standards Committee as set out in the Council’s Constitution (page 67).

 

https://www.leicester.gov.uk/media/ud2pyqg5/our-constitution-july-2021.pdf

 

4.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE

To note the Membership of the Standards Committee 2021-22 as below:

 

Councillors:

Chair Councillor Dr Barton

Vice Chair Councillor Shelton

Councillor Dr Moore

Councillor Rae Bhatia

 

Independent Members:

Ms Fiona Barber

Mr Mike Galvin

Ms Jayne Kelly

Mr Simon Smith

Ms Alison Lockley

 

Standing Invitees:

Mr Michael Edwards – Independent Person

Mr David Lindley – Independent Person

5.

DATES OF MEETINGS OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE 2021-22

The Monitoring Officer to report that following the meeting of Annual Council on 29th April 2021 the dates of the Standard Committee meetings for 2021-22 were confirmed.

 

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 5.30pm

 

 

6.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 105 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Standards Committee, held on 1st October 2019, are attached and Members are asked to confirm that they are correct.

7.

LGA RECOMMENDED MODEL CODE pdf icon PDF 435 KB

Members to receive details of the LGA recommended model Code of Conduct and associated guidance.

 

Members will be asked to discuss and consider whether the Council should look to change its own Code of Conduct in light of the guidance.

Additional documents:

8.

COMPLAINTS AGAINST COUNCILLORS - UPDATE pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Members to receive an overview of complaints received by the Monitoring Officer since the last meeting.

9.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

For the purpose of dealing with items on the agenda as appropriate.

 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO NOTE

 

Under the law, the Committee is entitled to consider certain items in private.  Members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting when such items are discussed.

 

The Committee is recommended to consider the following reports in private on the grounds that they contain ‘exempt’ information as defined by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, as amended and consequently that the Cabinet makes the following resolution:-

 

“that the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following reports in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, because they involve the likely disclosure of 'exempt' information, as defined in the Paragraphs detailed below of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act and taking all the circumstances into account, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the information as exempt outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Paragraph 1

Information relating to any individual.

 

Paragraph 2

Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

Paragraph 7c

The deliberations of a standards committee or of a sub-committee of a standards committee established under the provisions of Part 3 of the Local Government Act 2000 in reaching any finding on a matter referred under the provisions of section 60(2) or (3), 64(2), 70(4) or (5) or 71(2) of that Act.

10.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS