Agenda item - Procedural Business

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Agenda item

Procedural Business

(a)  Declaration 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 public.


A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.


42 (a)  Declarations of substitutes        


42.1    Councillor Druitt was present as a substitute for Councillor Knight



42 (b) Declarations of Interest


42.2    Councillor Taylor declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 48: School Ofsted Update, as he was a Governor at Balfour Primary School. Councillor Taylor said he had applied for dispensation to speak on the time which had been agreed.


            Councillor Hamilton declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 49: School Admission Arrangements 2019/20, as he was a Governor at Peter Gladwin Primary School. Councillor Hamilton said he would not speak or vote on Recommendation 2.4, which related to Benfield Primary School.


             Ms A Mortensen declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 49: School Admission Arrangements 2019/20, as she was Chair of Governors at Carden Primary School, and a Governor at Downs View School



42 (c) Exclusion of press and public


42.3    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 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).


42.4   RESOLVED- That the press and public not be excluded





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