Agenda

(MOVED from 22/11/19), Ethics Committee
Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: F10, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Annette Wiles 020 8726 6000 x64877  Email: annette.wiles@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members of the Committee.

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 16 and 20 May 2019 as an accurate record.

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3.

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

4.

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5.

Proposed Update to the Scheme of Co-Option pdf icon PDF 587 KB

For Members to consider the proposed amendments to the Scheme of Co-option and Code of Conduct for Co-opted Members.

6.

Recruitment And Appointment of Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 91 KB

For Members to consider recruitment to a pool of up to three Independent Persons.

7.

Recent Case Law pdf icon PDF 69 KB

For Members to note the outcome of recent case law and developments in relation to Councillor conduct.

8.

Dispensation Applications for Members pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive the report of the Executive Director of Resources & Monitoring Officer on Members' dispensations for consideration, if any are received.

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9.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider the Committee work programme for the remainder of the Municipal Year.

10.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

Part B

11.

Dispensation Applications for Members

To receive the report of the Executive Director of Resources & Monitoring Officer on Members' dispensations for consideration, if any are received.