Agenda item - Procedural Business
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- Meeting of Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Tuesday, 14th January, 2014 4.00pm (Item 59.)
(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 not registered on the register of 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.
59(a) Declarations of substitutes
59.1 Councillor Wealls declared that he was in attendance as substitute for Councillor Theobald.
59(b) Declarations of interest
59.2 Councillor Mitchell declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 73 as she had chaired meetings of the Brighton & Hove Estates Conservation Trust who leased some properties located in Stanmer Park.
59.3 Councillor West declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 73 as he was a Trustee of the Brighton & Hove Estates Conservation Trust and represented Brighton & Hove City Council on the South Downs National Park Authority.
59.4 Councillor Sykes declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 76 as he was currently employed by the Environment Agency and had previously viewed the flood risk management strategy in that capacity.
59.5 Councillor Cox declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 67 due to his current role as secretary for Brighton & Hove Cricket Club who leased pitches from Brighton & Hove City Council.
59.6 Councillor Janio declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 67 as his wife currently held a traders permit.
59(c) Exclusion of press and public
59.7 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).
59.8 RESOLVED- That the press and public not be excluded.