Manchester City Council

Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

Standards Committee - Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Andrew Woods 

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held 31 October 2019 were submitted for approval.

 

Decision

 

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2019 as a correct record.

2.

Membership of the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 235 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the City Solicitor which set out proposals for a review of the membership of the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee in light of changes to the membership of the Standards Committee.

 

The report highlighted that membership of the Sub-Committee was last reviewed at the September 2016, however since then the membership of Standards Committee had changed and additionally political balance rules now applied.

 

In light of this, the Committee agreed to align membership of the Hearing Sub-Committee as follows:

 

Members of the Sub-Committee

Substitute Members

The Independent Member who has been appointed as Chair of the Standards Committee, who will act as Chair of the Standards (Hearing) Sub- Committee – currently Nicolé Jackson

The other Independent Member of the Standards Committee, who will act as substitute Chair of the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee – currently Geoff Linnell

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Lanchbury

Councillor Evans

Councillor A Simcock

Councillor Kilpatrick

 

 

It was also agreed that where the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee is asked to consider a complaint against a member of Ringway Parish Council, the Parish Member of the Standards Committee (currently Councillor O’Donovan) shall also be a member of the Sub-Committee.

 

Decisions

 

1.         To appoint the following members make appointments to the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee as set out below:

 

Members of the Sub-Committee

Substitute Members

The Independent Member who has been appointed as Chair of the Standards Committee, who will act as Chair of the Standards (Hearing) Sub- Committee – currently Nicolé Jackson

The other Independent Member of the Standards Committee, who will act as substitute Chair of the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee – currently Geoff Linnell

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Lanchbury

Councillor Evans

Councillor A Simcock

Councillor Kilpatrick

 

 

2.         To agree that where the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee is asked to consider a complaint against a member of Ringway Parish Council, the Parish Member of the Standards Committee (currently Councillor O’Donovan) shall also be a member of the Sub-Committee.

 

3.         To agree that an annual review of the membership of the Standards (Hearing) Sub-Committee shall be added to the Standards Committee’s Work Programme.