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Meeting of the Standards Committee held on 19/07/2006
Agenda




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Date: 11th July 2006



To: All Members of the
STANDARDS COMMITTEE



Membership of the Standards Committee
Mr L C Bate (Vice-Chairman)Mr A Rayner
Capt P G BurdenMr C C E Slyfield
Dr M-G LaneMr R C Terry
Independent Members
Mr F N J Davies (Chairman)Miss K Heenan
Mr D Wheatley
Town/Parish Council Representatives
Mr M R Goodridge
Mr P Scattergood

Dear Sir/Madam

A meeting of the STANDARDS COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

DATE: WEDNESDAY, 19TH JULY 2006

TIME: 2.30 PM

PLACE: COMMITTEE ROOM 1, COUNCIL OFFICES, THE BURYS, GODALMING


The Agenda for the Meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

Anne Bott

Monitoring Officer and
Head of Corporate Services and Development
*This meeting will be preceded by an open public question time beginning at 2.15 pm.

NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Members are reminded that Contact Officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th May 2006 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

To receive from members declarations of personal and prejudicial interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

5. CHAIRMAN/MONITORING OFFICER UPDATE

To receive an oral update from the Chairman and/or the Monitoring Officer

6. OUTCOME OF AUDIT COMMISSION SURVEY

The report at Appendix A sets out the findings of the recent self assessment survey and workshops on Ethical Governance, undertaken by the Audit Commission, and invites the Standards Committee to consider further work to be included in a work plan.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Standards Committee:

(i) notes the outcome of the survey and workshops as set out in this report;

(ii) considers any actions that could be undertaken to address some of the issues raised by the survey;

(iii) considers whether further surveys and/or workshops facilitated by the Audit Commission should be undertaken later in the year;

(iv) considers whether there are any other ethical governance issues that need to be addressed which could form part of the Committee’s work plan.
7. LOCAL INVESTIGATION – REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER

To consider the report at Appendix B – To Follow.

8. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION OFFICER’S REPORT

Dates to be agreed for the Hearing Panel.

9. PROPOSAL TO FORM A WAVERLEY AUDIT COMMITTEE

Oral update from Mr L C Bate.

10. DISTRICT AUDIT RESULTS ON USE OF RESOURCES / ANNUAL AUDIT INSPECTION LETTER

To consider the report at Appendix C – To Follow.
11. FUTURE BUSINESS OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE
12. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:

Recommendation

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the following paragraphs of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely:-
13. LEGAL ADVICE

To consider any legal advice relating to any items in the agenda.

For further information or assistance, please telephone Maureen Brown,
Democratic Services Officer on ext. 3492 or 01483 523492
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