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Apologies for Absence
Were received from the Vice Chairman (Malcolm Ellis) and Councillor Yarrow
Minutes PDF 136 KB
To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 3 June 2009
The minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2009 were agreed as a correct record. The Borough Solicitor confirmed that all action points had been addressed.
Declarations of Interest
To note any declarations of interest in any matter before the Committee
There were no declarations of interest received.
Confirmation that all items marked Part I will be considered in public and those marked Part II, in private
It was confirmed that the business of the meeting would be conducted in public with the exception of item 8 on the agenda.
Standards Board For England Bulletin No.44 PDF 133 KB
To note the latest publication from the Standards Board (attached)
The latest edition of â€˜The Bulletinâ€™ was noted and in particular the new regulations that had recently come into force and which were the subject of a separate report on the agenda. Members noted that the Standards Board had responded to the CPSL inquiry and the link to the submission would be circulated. A summary of complaints made nationally was included with the Bulletin and it was noted that, although 54% of all complaints made were from members of the public, in Hillingdon no public complaints about the conduct of Members had been received since the revised system had come into operation. Members were assured that everything possible was done to ensure that advice and guidance was given to the public about how to make a complaint should they so wish.
Standards Committee Regulations PDF 62 KB
To note that the Government has recently made regulations to implement some of the outstanding provisions relating to standards introduced by the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. (details attached)
The Government had recently made regulations to implement some of the outstanding provisions relating to standards introduced in the Local Government and Public Involvement In Health Act 2007. The three main areas were summarised for Members as follows: