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Standards Committee - 16 April 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House15th April 2010

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth on Friday, 16 April 2010 at 10am.

Members of the Committee:-

Independent Members: Valerie Kleanthous (Chair), Michael Baker, Stephanie Caplan, Nigel Gates, Peter Ratcliffe and Malcolm Sniders.

Councillors: Tony Barton, Paul Goggins and Ron Spellen.

Parish Councils’ representatives: Parish Councillors John Gell (Sarratt Parish Council) and Michael Morton (Abbots Langley Parish Council).

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
7 April 2010

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.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 5 March 2010.

10 03 05 ST mins (doc)

 

Matters Arising

3.

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.

4.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

5.

STANDARDS FOR ENGLAND – ANNUAL RETURN FORM

 

To note the Annual Return Forum for 2010 to Standards for England.

10 04 16 ST i - (05) annual return form 2010 (pdf)

6.

STANDARDS FOR ENGLAND – QUARTERLY RETURN

 

To note the Quarterly Return to Standards for England.

10 04 16 ST i - (06) quarterly return (pdf)

7.

ADVERT FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW INDEPENDENT MEMBER ON THE COUNCIL’S STANDARDS COMMITTEE

 

To note the agreed advert for the Appointment of a New Independent Member.

10 04 16 ST i - (07) advert - independent members (pdf)

8.

STANDARDS FOR ENGLAND – BLOGGING QUICK GUIDE

 

To receive details on Standards for England Blogging Quick Guide.

10 04 16 ST i - (08) blogging guide (doc)

9.

STANDARDS FOR ENGLAND – REVIEW OF THE LOCAL STANDARDS FRAMEWORK

 

To receive Standards for England Review of the Local Standards Framework.

10 04 16 ST i - (09) stds for england - review of local stds framework (pdf)

10.

RESIGNATION OF INDEPENDENT MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL’S STANDARDS COMMITTEE

 

To note the resignation of an Independent Member.

11.

COMMUNICATIONS

 

To consider Communications in respect of the Council’s Standards Committee.

12.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

10 04 16 ST i - (12) work prog (doc)

13.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.

14.

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.