The Standards Committee comprises five city
councillors, one parish councillor from Ringway Parish and two independent members. It is
chaired by an independent member. The Committee deals with matters
relating to the conduct of city and parish councillors and the
promotion of ethical standards.
The Independent Persons are appointed by the
Council to assist the Council in the consideration of any
complaints made against councillors. They are not members of the
Standards Committee but they are invited to attend the meeting if
they wish to.
The Council aims to ensure that its meetings
are as open as possible and confidential business is kept to the
strict minimum. When confidential items are involved these are
considered at the end of the meeting at which point members of the
public are asked to leave.