Agenda

Standards Committee
Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Council Offices, Llangefni. View directions

Contact: Shirley Cooke 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest from a Member or Officer regarding any item of business.

2.

Minutes of Meeting pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on:-

 

  6 February 2019

  17 September 2019 including matters arising.

Additional documents:

3.

Member Related Issues pdf icon PDF 488 KB

A report by the Head of Democratic Services to provide an update on various Member related issues.

4.

Member Development and Training pdf icon PDF 945 KB

A report by the Human Resources Development Manager on Member training.

5.

Training for members of the Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 216 KB

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) on the training requirements for members of the Standards Committee.

6.

Conduct Complaints to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales pdf icon PDF 263 KB

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) in relation to:-

 

(a)     County Councillors, and

(b)     Town/Community Councillors

for Quarters 2 and 3 of 2019/20.

7.

Decisions by the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales pdf icon PDF 330 KB

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) on the PSOW’s Code of Conduct Casebooks for April - June 2019 (Issue 21 - published September 2019) and July - September 2019 (Issue 22 - published October 2019).

8.

Decisions by the Adjudication Panel for Wales pdf icon PDF 339 KB

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) on the APW’s most recent decisions in Wales.

9.

Adjudication Panel for Wales' Practice Direction pdf icon PDF 643 KB

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) on the APW’s Practice Direction dated 1st January, 2020.

10.

Applications for Dispensations

It is usual practice for a report to be prepared to the Standards Committee by the Monitoring Officer on the applications for dispensations considered by the Standards Committee.  During the period between the Standards Committee on 17th September, 2019 and the day of publishing this agenda, no applications have been received.  On this basis, no report is attached.

11.

Local Resolution Protocol pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) on the Council’s Local Resolution Protocol.

12.

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill pdf icon PDF 263 KB

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate) Governance on the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill.

13.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Under Section 100(A)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public are to be excluded from the meeting during discussion on this item on the grounds that it involves the disclosure of confidential information.  Confidential information means information given to the Council by a Government Department on terms which forbid its public disclosure or information which cannot be publicly disclosed by Court Order. The exclusion is not subject to a Public Interest Test.

14.

To consider the response received from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales in a letter of the 3rd October, 2019

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) on the correspondence received from the PSOW.

15.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider adopting the following:-

 

“Under Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, to exclude the press and public from the meeting during the discussion on the following item on the grounds that it may involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the said Act and in the attached Public Interest Test.”

 

16.

Reviews following Welsh Audit Office (WAO) Reports

A report by the Solicitor (Corporate Governance) on the reviews following Welsh Audit Office (WAO) reports.