Standards Committee - Wednesday, 7th December, 2022 11.00 am

Venue: 3.09 - Quadrant, Cobalt Business Park, Silverlink North, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY. View directions

Contact: Joanne Holmes 0191 6435315  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.


Appointment of Substitute Members

To be notified of the appointment of any Substitute Members.


Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

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


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


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


Exclusion Resolution

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and having applied a public interest test as defined in Part 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.”


Code of Conduct for Members' and Co-opted Members - Complaint NT07.2021-22

To consider a report of the Investigating Officer’s completed investigation into Complaint NT07.2021-22 in accordance with the Authority’s Local Arrangements for dealing with Complaints made under the Code of Conduct for Members’ and Co-opted Members.



Members' Code of Conduct Introductory Report


Appendix A: Hearing Procedure


Appendix B: Pre-Hearing Process Summary

Pre-Hearing Process Summary, including Forms A to E – Subject Member’s response to the evidence set out in the Investigation Report. 


Appendix C: Investigating Officer's Report (Amended Final Version)


Information Report - Allegation of a Breach of the Members' Code of Conduct NT09.2021-22


Appendix A - Final Standards Investigation Report


Appendix B - Updated Report


Appendix C - NT09.2021-22 - Advice Note -Application of Code