Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Standards Committee held on 19/07/2006
When calling please ask for:
11th July 2006
To: All Members of the
Membership of the Standards Committee
Mr L C Bate (Vice-Chairman)
Mr A Rayner
Capt P G Burden
Mr C C E Slyfield
Dr M-G Lane
Mr R C Terry
Mr F N J Davies (Chairman)
Miss K Heenan
Mr D Wheatley
Town/Parish Council Representatives
Mr M R Goodridge
Mr P Scattergood
A meeting of the STANDARDS COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-
WEDNESDAY, 19TH JULY 2006
COMMITTEE ROOM 1, COUNCIL OFFICES, THE BURYS, GODALMING
The Agenda for the Meeting is set out below.
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.
To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th May 2006 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
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.
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.
CHAIRMAN/MONITORING OFFICER UPDATE
To receive an oral update from the Chairman and/or the Monitoring Officer
OUTCOME OF AUDIT COMMISSION SURVEY
The report at
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.
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.
LOCAL INVESTIGATION – REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER
To consider the report at
Appendix B – To Follow.
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION OFFICER’S REPORT
Dates to be agreed for the Hearing Panel.
PROPOSAL TO FORM A WAVERLEY AUDIT COMMITTEE
Oral update from Mr L C Bate.
DISTRICT AUDIT RESULTS ON USE OF RESOURCES / ANNUAL AUDIT INSPECTION LETTER
To consider the report at
Appendix C – To Follow.
FUTURE BUSINESS OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE
EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:
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:-
Information relating to any individual (paragraph 1)
Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual (paragraph 2)
Information which is subject to any obligation of confidentiality (paragraph 7A); and
The deliberations of a Standards Committee or of a Sub-Committee of a Standards Committee in reaching any finding on a matter referred to that Committee (paragraph 7C)
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