Agenda

Standards Committee
Monday 17th June 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Alison Marston 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

To note that Councillor T.Kingsbury was appointed Chairman of the Committee for the 2019/20 municipal year at the Annual Council meeting on 20 May 2019.

2.

APOLOGIES

To note any substitution of Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 - 22.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

4.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting on 11 February 2019 (Circulated separately).

5.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 8

6.

DRAFT WORK PROGRAMME 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To agree the Standards Committee Work Programme for the municipal year 2019-2020.

7.

DRAFT ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Chief Executive which presents the Draft Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for financial year 2018/19 (attached at Appendix A), which has been compiled in accordance with best practice set out in the CIPFA / SOLACE Guidance Framework “Delivering Good Governance in Local Government”.

Additional documents:

8.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

9.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A) (2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 10 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A (3) and Part I of Schedule 12A of the said Act as amended.

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

PART II

10.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF AN EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIR