Agenda item - Procedural Business
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(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.
15a Declarations of substitutes
15.1 There were none.
15b Declarations of interests
15.2 Councillor Yates declared a personal interest in Item 30 as he was a Member identified as the subject of a complaint. Councillor Yates stated that as no decision was required and no vote would be taken, he would remain in the Chair but not enter into any discussion.
15.3 Councillor Heley declared a personal interest in Item 30 as she was a Member identified as the subject of a complaint. Councillor Heley stated that as no decision was required and no vote would be taken, she would remain in the meeting but not enter into any discussion
15c Exclusion of the press and public
15.4 In accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (“the Act”), the Committee considered whether the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item of business on the grounds that it is likely in view of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during it, there would be disclosure to them of confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act.
15.5 RESOLVED - That the press and public not be excluded from the meeting.