Governance Committee (January 2019)
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1. Apologies for Absence
To receive the minutes of the Meeting held on 17 October 2018.
3. Public Question Time
Any member of the public may ask a question or make a statement at this point in the meeting. Each person has two minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes is allotted to public questions/statements, which must be about matters for which the Committee is responsible.
The Chair may disallow a question if it is offensive, substantially the same as another question or requires disclosure of exempt or confidential information. If the question cannot be answered at the meeting a written response will be provided after the meeting.
4. Declaration of Interests
All Members are reminded that they must disclose any interests they know they have in items of business on the meeting’s agenda and that they must do so at this point on the agenda or as soon as they become aware of the interest. If the interest is a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest they are also obliged to notify the Monitoring Officer within 28 days of the meeting.
5. Chair's Announcements
6. Monitoring Officer Report
7. Annual Governance Statement Objectives Update
8. Appointment of Independent Persons
9. Gifts and Hospitality Report
10. Work Programme
11. Standards Complaints
This item will determine the two complaints made by way of a hearing pursuant to the procedure detailed at Part 5.1.2 Annex 5 of the Council's Constitution. In line with paragraph 6 of the procedure after the passing of an appropriate resolution the Committee will retire and consider the cases in question in consultation with the Independent Person before returning with their decision.
12. Urgent Business
To consider any other matter which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered by reason of special circumstances (to be specified) as a matter of urgency.