Standards Committee - Wednesday, 14th July, 2010 7.00 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Hammersmith Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Bays  (Tel: 020 8753 2628)

No. Item


Election of Chairman

The constitution provides that the Committee shall elect its own Chairman, with the intention that this shall be one of the appointed independent members on annual rotation.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To approve as an accurate record, and the Chairman to sign, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 24 March 2010.



Apologies for Absence

The Mayor (Councillor Alford) and Michael Cogher, Assistant Director ( Legal and Democratic Services) have sent their apologies.


Declaration of Interests

If a Councillor has any prejudicial or personal interest in a particular report he/she should declare the existence and nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of the item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a prejudicial interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter. The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken, unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Standards Committee.


Where members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance, then the Councillor with a prejudicial interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration, unless the disability has been removed by the Standards Committee.




Annual Monitoring Return pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Attached is the Annual Monitoring Return submitted in March 2010.  As Members will know, there were 2 local complaint cases which arose towards the end of the period. In both cases, they resulted in no further action.  At the time of the submission of the return the cases had not been completed as there was still an opportunity for the complainant in each case to ask for a review.


Status of Standards for England pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Report attached


Members' Allowances pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Last year it was agreed that that an Annual Report on this issue should be presented to the Standards Committee.  It was agreed that similar reports  be presented annually to the Committee. A copy of this year’s report is attached.



Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 21 KB

Attached is a suggested Work Programme for the current Municipal year.