Agenda and draft minutes

Standards Sub-committee - Thursday, 19th December, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: 0.02 Chamber - Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY. View directions

Contact: Joanne Holmes 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting.


Declarations of Interest

You are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.


Please complete the Declarations of Interests card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before leaving the meeting.


You are also invited to disclose any dispensation from the requirement to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests that have been granted to you in respect of any matters appearing on the agenda.


There were no declarations of interest.


Dispensations - Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To determine requests for dispensation received from Members in relation to their appointment to Outside Bodies by the Authority.

Additional documents:


The Standards Sub-Committee received a report on applications received from a number of Members of the Council, seeking dispensation in accordance with Section 33(2)(e) of the Localism Act 2011. The dispensations sought would enable the Members to speak and vote on any item of business at any Authority meeting (including specifically the Authority’s budget setting meetings) in which they had a registerable interest by virtue of their appointment by the Authority to outside bodies.


Copies of the application letters from Members seeking dispensation were submitted with the report and were considered by the Sub-Committee.


It was noted that two additional applications had been received since the papers were circulated and would be considered at this meeting.  These applications were from Cllr S Day and Cllr J Kirwin.




i.          That the dispensations requested by members, as set out in the table below, be granted.  Each dispensation is granted for either a period of 4 years, or, the date when the Member ceases to be the Authority’s representative on the outside body, whichever is earlier;


ii.         That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Law and Governance to agree any further written requests from Members for a dispensation that relates to a registerable interest by virtue of their appointment by the Authority to an outside body during 2019-20.