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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
DISCLOSURES OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS
Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required where a matter arises at a meeting;
a. Which directly relates to Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (‘DPI’) as set out in Appendix B, Table 1 of the Code of Conduct, to disclose the interest, not participate in any discussion or vote and not to remain in room. Where members have a DPI or if the matter concerns an executive function and is being considered by a Cabinet Member with a DPI they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with the matter.
b. Which directly relates to the financial interest or well being of an Other Registrable Interest as set out in Appendix B, Table 2 of the Code of Conduct to disclose the interest and only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak at the meeting but otherwise must not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not remain the room.
c. Which directly relates to their financial interest or well-being (and is not DPI) or the financial well being of a relative or close associate, to declare the interest and members may only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak. Otherwise, the member must not take part in discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.
d. Which affects the financial well-being of the member, a relative or close associate or a body included under the Other Registrable Interests column in Table 2, to disclose the interest and apply the test set out at paragraph 9 of Appendix B before deciding whether they may remain in the meeting.
e. Where Members have or a Cabinet Member has an Other Registerable Interest or Non Registerable Interest in a matter being considered in exercise of their executive function, they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with it.
NB Any member needing clarification must contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Members are referred to the Code of Conduct which contains the matters above in full. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.
Report of Governance Review Task and Finish Cross Party Steering Group
At its meeting of 8th June 2022, Council considered a report by the Leader and Deputy Leader on the Independent Governance Review (The ‘Caller Review’). Following this, Council agreed to form a Steering Group on a task and finish basis, to consider the Council’s response to the ‘Caller Review’ and its recommendations. It was further agreed that the Steering Group would meet within seven days of 8th June and report back to the County Council on 21 June 2022 (report and appendix enclosed).