Governance Committee (October 2020)
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1. Apologies for Absence
3. 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.
4. 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.
Any member of the public who wishes to submit a question or statement to this meeting should email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours before the start time of the meeting. All valid questions and statements will be published with the agenda on the website at least six hours before the start time and will be responded to at the meeting. Those who have submitted a valid question or statement will be entitled to put it in person at the meeting, provided they have indicated that they wish to do so and have submitted an email address to which an invitation to join the meeting and participate in it can be sent.
5. Chair’s Announcements
6. Monitoring Officer Report
7. Senior Responsible Officer’s Report in relation to the Council’s RIPA arrangements
8. Report from the Council’s Constitutional Working Group in relation to changes recommended to the Council’s Constitution
9. Annual Whistleblowing Report
10. Complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman – Annual Review
11. Best Practice Recommendations from Committee on Standards in Public Life Update Report
12. Work Programme
13. 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.