Agenda

Dorset Council - Audit and Governance (Hearing) Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room C, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1EE

Contact: Fiona King  01305 224186 Email: fiona.king@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

2.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

4.

Hearing Sub-Committee Terms of Reference and Dorset Council Member Complaint Process pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To note the Sub-Committee’s terms of reference:-

 

Audit and Governance (Hearing) Sub-Committees for the consideration of Code of Conduct Issues

 

(a)        The Audit and Governance Committee shall arrange that, to the extent it is called upon to determine any allegation relating to a Member Code of Code (including that of a Town Council or a Parish Council), the determination shall be made by a Sub-Committee of the Audit and Governance Committee.  An Audit and Governance Sub-Committee with such responsibility may include non-Members.  An Audit and Governance Sub-Committee that has non-Members forming part of it shall not have any power relating to the regulation and/or control of the finances of the Council.

 

(b)        Substitutes may only be appointed to an Audit and Governance Sub-Committee from the membership of the Audit and Governance Committee.  There shall be no power to appoint non Member substitutes.

 

To note the Dorset Council Member Complaint Process (attached).

5.

Urgent Items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972.  The reason for urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

6.

Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of press and the public for the following items in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 1 of schedule 12A to the Local government act 1972 (as amended).

7.

Code of Conduct Complaint 1

To consider an exempt report from the Investigation Officer. NOT FOR PUBLICATION

8.

Code of Conduct Complaint 2

To consider an exempt report from the Investigation Officer. NOT FOR PUBLICATION

 

For ease of reference please see below the links to the relevant legislation

 

1.    The Local Authorities model Code of Conduct (England) Order 2001 – www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2001/3575/contents/made

 

2.    The Local Authorities model Code of Conduct (England) Order 2007 – www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2007/1159/contents/made

 

3.    The Localism Act 2001, Part 1, Chapter 5, 6 and 7 – Sections 20, 25, 26-37 –

www.legislation.gov.uk/uppga/2011/20/contents