Agenda item - Procedural Business
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- Meeting of Special Meeting, Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Thursday, 7th February, 2019 4.00pm (Item 61.)
(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.
61(a) Declarations of substitutes
61.1 There were none.
61(b) Declarations of interest
61.2 There were none.
61(c) Exclusion of press and public
61.3 The Chair read the following statement:
“Members will be aware of the letter received a short while ago from a firm of solicitors and they will obviously be wanting to have clear legal advice in relation to this. I’ve asked Elizabeth Culbert to set this out in a Part Two session before we consider the report and after the public involvement part of the meeting as it would be very unfair to keep people waiting.
61.4 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 proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present during that item, 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(I) of the Act).
61.5 RESOLVED- That the press and public be excluded for a period of the meeting in order for the committee to receive legal advice in relation to the letter received form the council’s Head of Legal Services.