Standards Committee Agenda 12th October 2004
Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 12th October, 2004 at 11.00 a.m.
in the Town Hall
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Members of the City Council can obtain further information on any of the agenda items by speaking to Mick Ogle on telephone no. 273 4007.
A G E N D A
EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public.
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND - GUIDANCE
(a) draft guidance for Monitoring Officers on Local Investigations of
Allegations of Misconduct, together with responses made by the ACSes.
(b) draft guidance on Lobby Groups, Dual-hatted Members and the Code of
Conduct, together with a proposed response by the ACSeS.
(c) Guidance on How to Make a Complaint.
(a) Notes on a Code of practice for Local Councils in Handling Complaints
(b) details of a procedure adopted by the Stocksbridge Town Council
MAINTENANCE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - UPDATE
Monitoring Officer to report details of a Code of Corporate Governance and a Monitoring Officer Protocol.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER – CONSULTATION AND REVIEWS
(a) To receive details of consultation papers issued by the ODPM on:-
(i) A model Code of Conduct for Local Government Employees
(ii) A Review of the Regulatory Framework Governing the Political Activities of Local Government Employees
(b) To report on proposals to undertake an Inquiry into the Role and Effectiveness of the Standards Board for England
STANDARDS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
To note the Standards Committee newsletter of June 2004
ELECTED MEMBER DEVELOPMENT - UPDATE
Monitoring Officer to report
To consider any individual applications for dispensations.
SPECIFIC CASES AND GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE – THE CASE REVIEW NO 2
Monitoring Officer to report.