Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Coalville

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01530 454512


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Election of Chairman


It was moved by Councillor V Richichi, seconded by Councillor R Morris and




Councillor N Smith be appointed Chairman for the meeting.


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence received.



Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare any interests connected to this matter and to identify the nature of that interest as to whether it is pecuniary or non pecuniary under the Code of Conduct.


There were no declarations made.



Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Determination Sub-Committee will consider whether matters scheduled to be discussed at this meeting appear to disclose confidential or exempt information under the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 2000 (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation) Order 2006) and whether where such information exists, it is in the public interest to hold the meeting in public.





That the meeting remain be closed to the public and press on the grounds that the matters scheduled to be discussed do not disclose confidential or exempt information under the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 2000, as amended, relating to information presented to a Standards Committee or one of its Sub-Committees.



Allegations of a Failure to Observe the Code of Conduct

The Determination Sub-Committee will consider the Monitoring Officer’s report on an investigation under the Council’s Arrangements as adopted by Council on 26 June 2012 under Section 28 of the Localism Act 2011 and decide whether to accept the recommendation made in the report.



The members of the sub-committee had regard to the report of the investigating officer, and to help them come to a decision in relation to the allegations, were able to ask questions of the investigating officer, the subject of the complaint and the independent person.


The sub-committee adjourned at 4.02pm to consider if there were any breaches of the Code of Conduct and reconvened at 5.35pm.


The sub-committee was satisfied that a thorough investigation had been conducted and that they had enough information to make a decision.




Out of the three possible breaches as detailed in the report, they agreed that there was no breach in relation to the first part of the complaint and there were breaches in relation to the second and third parts of the complaint.


The sub-committee then adjourned at 5.39pm to consider possible sanctions in relation to the breaches and reconvened at 5.42pm.


The Monitoring Officer outlined the sanctions agreed by the members to those present in the room.


A copy of the decision notice was to be made available to all the interested parties after the meeting.