Agenda

Agenda

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Contact: Catherine Phythian, Committee and Member Services Officer  email  standards@oxford.gov.uk tel 01865 252402

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Election of Chair for the Council year 2019-20

Recommendation:

To elect a Chair for the Council year 2019-20.

 

3.

Election of Vice Chair for the Council year 2019-20

Recommendation:

To elect a Chair for the Council year 2019-20.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

5.

Code of Conduct: summary of complaints and individual dispensations - 1 February 2019 until 31 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Purpose of report:

To advise the Committee of:

1.      the number of complaints received under the Members’ Code of Conduct which have been, or are to be, considered by the Head of Law and Governance (in her statutory capacity as the authority’s Monitoring Officer) and the Independent Persons. The report also notes the outcome, where complaints have been concluded; and

2.       the number of dispensations to an individual member, granted under Section 33 of the 2011 Localism Act, by the Monitoring Officer, following consultation with an Independent Person.

 

Recommendation:

That the Standards Committee notes the content of the report.

6.

Appointment of independent persons 2019 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

This report informs the Committee on the progress for the appointment of Independent Persons in 2019.

 

Recommendation:  That the Standards Committee resolves to:

1.       note the progress on the appointment of Independent Persons in 2019;

2.       agree to appoint one opposition member of the Standards Committee to serve on the interview panel as required at paragraph 5, ii) of the report.

7.

Review of Member training in Quarter 1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 232 KB

This report details the programme of training delivered to members in Q1 2019/20.

 

Recommendation: That the Standards Committee resolves to note the review of the programme of training delivered to members in Q1 2019/20.

8.

Update report - Committee on Standards in Public Life pdf icon PDF 214 KB

This report informs the Committee of the progress in implementing the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life report on Local Government Ethical Standards.

 

Recommendation: That the Standards Committee resolves to:

a)    note the report; and

b)    consider whether there are any particular recommendations from the Committee on Standards in Public Life that the Committee would like to consider further at a future meeting.

Additional documents:

9.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the Standards Committee meeting held on 25 February 2019 as a true and accurate record.

 

10.

Dates of future meetings

The Committee is scheduled to meet at 6.00pm on the following dates:

·       16 September 2019

·       2 December 2019

·       2 March 2020