Agenda and draft minutes

Standards Sub-committee - Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 10.00 am

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Contact: Joanne Holmes 


No. Item


Appointment of Substitute Members

To be notified of the appointment of any Substitute Members.


There were no substitute members.


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 211 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 three 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.




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.




Outside Body Dispensations


Dispensations were agreed by the Standards Sub-committee on 16 February 2021 in relation to the outside body appointments set out below:




Outside Body


Non Executive


Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor

Association of North East Councils Ltd




Councillor Paul Richardson

Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors




Councillor Carl Johnson

Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (Substitute)