Agenda and draft minutes

Dorset Council - Audit and Governance (Assessment) Sub-Committee
Friday, 28th June, 2019 1.15 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms A&B, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EE

Contact: Lee Gallagher  01305 224191 - Email: lee.gallagher@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Pipe was elected Chairman for the meeting of the sub-committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

Councillor Lacey-Clarke considered himself unable to take part in the meeting due to a conflict of interest and having taken legal advice, it was considered that this interest precluded him from taking any part in the meeting. Councillor Cocking took his place on the sub-committee.

3.

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 the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

4.

Exempt Business

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

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the following items of business are considered.

Minutes:

Decision

 

That the press and the public be excluded for the following item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraphs 1 and 2 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

5.

Code of Conduct Complaint 1

To consider an exempt report by the Monitoring Officer. NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Minutes:

The sub-committee noted a complaint made against a councillor that had been received by the Monitoring Officer and considered the information that had been provided including a copy of the relevant council’s code of conduct.

 

Decision

 

That the allegations are investigated by the Monitoring Officer or a person appointed by him.

6.

Code of Conduct Complaint 2

To consider an exempt report by the Monitoring Officer. NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Minutes:

The sub-committee noted three complaints made against three councillors that had been received by the Monitoring Officer and considered a number of documents in relation to the complaints.

 

Decision

 

That the complainant be informed that no further action will be taken in relation to these three complaints.

7.

Code of Conduct Complaint 3

To consider an exempt report by the Monitoring Officer. NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Minutes:

The sub-committee noted a complaint made against a councillor that had been received by the Monitoring Officer and considered a number of documents in relation to the complaints.

 

Decision

 

That the complainant be informed that the complaint is not to be investigated and that no further action be taken in relation to the complaint.

8.

Code of Conduct Complaint 4

To consider an exempt report by the Monitoring Officer. NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Minutes:

The sub-committee noted a complaint made against a councillor that had been received by the Monitoring Officer and considered a number of documents in relation to the complaint.

 

Decision

 

1.      That the complaint of a failure to disclose a pecuniary interest, in breach of the Localism Act 2011 be referred by the Monitoring Officer to Dorset Police

 

2.      That the complainant be informed that no further action will be taken in relation to the overlapping complaint of a failure to disclose an additional interest.