Agenda and minutes

Consideration Sub-Committee (Audit and Standards) - Thursday 29 February 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Town Hall, Sheffield

Contact: Sarah Hyde, Democratic Services Team Manager  Email: sarah.hyde@sheffield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

1.1

Resolved: that Councillor Mohammed Mahroof be appointed Chair of this Consideration Sub-Committee.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

2.1

There were no apologies for absence.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting.

Minutes:

3.1

There were no interests declared at the meeting.

 

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public.

Minutes:

4.1

Resolved: That the public and press be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place on item 5 on the grounds that, if the public and press were present during the transaction of such business, there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information described in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, regarding information relating to an individual/information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

 

5.

Consideration of Standards Complaint SC.2023.17

Report of the Monitoring Officer.

 

(Note:  The report at item 6 is not available to the public and press because it contains exempt information described in Paragraph 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, regarding information relating to an individual/information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual)

Minutes:

5.1

 

 

 

 

 

5.2

 

 

5.3

The Monitoring Officer submitted a report on the findings into a complaint alleging that an elected member had failed to comply with the Members’ Code of Conduct.  The Subject Member was not required to attend the meeting.  The Independent Person was present at the meeting.

 

The Sub-Committee concluded that the Subject Member was acting in an official capacity at the time the potential breach occurred.

 

Resolved: that, after consideration of the report on complaint reference SC.2023.17 and taking into account the views of the Independent Person, the Sub-Committee agreed to take no further action, however guidance would be issued to the Subject Member around their conduct to prevent any further potential breaches of the Members’ Code of Conduct.