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Standards Committee - 1 July 2011

Dickinson Room, Three Rivers House30th June 2011

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Dickinson Room, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Friday, 1 July 2011 at 10am.

Members of the Committee:-

Independent Members: Nigel Gates, Malcolm Sniders, Stephanie Caplan, Haydn Illingworth and Peter Ratcliffe.

Councillors: Paul Gordon, Amrit Mediratta and Peter Wakeling.

Parish Councils’ representative: Parish Councillor John Gell (Sarratt Parish Council).

David Gardner , Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
23 June 2011

The Committee welcomes contributions from Members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

 

To elect a Chairman for 2011/12 from among the Independent Members.

2.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

4.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 May 2011.

11 05 20 ST mins (doc)

5.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

6.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

7.

REPORT ON THE STATISTICS RELATING TO THE COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY THE COMMISSION FOR LOCAL ADMINISTRATION IN ENGLAND

 

Report on the statistics relating to the complaints received by the Commission for Local Administration in England.

11 07 01 ST i - (07) ombudsman report (doc)

11 07 01 ST i - (07) ombudsman report-app (pdf)

8.

PARISH CLERKS

 

To consider matters raised by the Clarks of Parish Councils who have been invited to the meeting.

9.

FUTURE OF STANDARDS COMMITTEE

 

To consider if recommendations should be made to the Council concerning a Standards Regime that could be implemented after the abolition of this Committee in March 2012.

A report on the meeting of Independent Members held to discuss recommendations to the Council is attached.

11 07 01 ST i - (09) notes of ind members on stds cttee (pdf)

10.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

11 07 01 ST i - (10) work prog (doc)

11.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.

12.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If any confidential business is approved under Item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s) and a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

 

“that under Section 100A 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 they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraphs 1 to 7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.  It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”


 

(Note:  If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.