Agenda item - Procedural Business
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- Meeting of Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equalities Committee, Monday, 3rd December, 2018 4.00pm (Item 27.)
(a) Declarations of Substitutes: Where councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same political group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.
(b) Declarations of Interest:
(a) Disclosable pecuniary interests;
(b) Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;
(c) Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.
In each case, you need to declare
(i) the item on the agenda the interest relates to;
(ii) the nature of the interest; and
(iii) whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.
If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.
(c) Exclusion of Press and Public: To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.
Note: Any item appearing in Part Two of the agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the press and public.
A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls and on-line in the Constitution at part 7.1.
27a Declaration of Substitutes
27.1 Councillor Moonan declared that she was present in substitution for Councillor Cattell and Councillor Gibson declared that he was present in substitution for Councillor West.
27b Declarations of Interest
27.2 Councillor Moonan referred to Item 36 on the agenda, “Fundraising George Street Hove”. Councillor Moonan stated that she had sought legal advice in respect of this matter as George Street was in her ward with Councillor Wealls she had sought to ascertain the potential scale of this problem in representing residents of their ward and those who ran businesses/operated charity shops in George Street. Councillor Moonan had been advised that this did not constitute a pecuniary or prejudicial interest and she would therefore remain present at the meeting during its discussion and contribute to any discussion thereon.
27c Exclusion of the Press and Public
27.3 In accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (“The Act”), the Committee considered whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during an item of business on the grounds that it was likely, in view of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present during that item, that there would be disclosure to them of confidential information, (as defined in section 100A(3) of the Act) or exempt information as defined in section 100(1) of the Act).
27.4 RESOLVED – That the press and public not be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.