Agenda

Ethics Committee
Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: F10, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Annette Wiles 020 8726 6000 x64877  Email: annette.wiles@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any Members of the Committee.

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7 January 2020 as an accurate record.

3.

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

4.

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5.

Annual update on the use of RIPA pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To take the report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer on the use of RIPA by the Council over the past calendar year.

6.

Annual update on Member learning and development pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To receive the report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer providing details of Member learning and development during the 2019/20 municipal year.

7.

Annual Whistleblowing Report pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To receive the report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer on the use of the Council’s whistleblowing procedure during the past calendar year.

8.

Annual update on Member complaints pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To receive the report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer on ethics complaints received up to and including 31 December 2019.

9.

Dispensation Applications for Members

To receive the report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer on Members' dispensations for consideration, if any are received.

10.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider the Committee work programme for the remainder of the Municipal Year.

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”

Part B

12.

Dispensation Applications for Members

To receive the report of the Council Solicitor and Monitoring Officer on Members' dispensations for consideration, if any are received.