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Agenda Item No. 7

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Standards Committee: 15th April 2016

 

Report of the Monitoring Officer

 

Conduct of Members - The Principles

 

Purpose of the Report

  1. To advise of the updated Nolan Principles.

Recommendation

That the report be noted.

Reason for the Recommendation

To inform the Standards Committee.

Background

  1. Whilst receiving an update on the Standards Conference Wales 2015, in particular the papers considered at a workshop entitled "Are the Nolan Principles fit for purpose now and in 20 years?", Members noted the seven Nolan Principles, namely:
  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership.
  1. Members were advised that the Nolan Principles had been drawn up in 1995 and had subsequently been revised, resulting in three additional principles being added to the original seven, namely:
  • Duty to Uphold the Law
  • Stewardship
  • Equality and Respect.

Every Relevant Issues and Options

  1. The Principles have been included as an Appendix to the Vale of Glamorgan Council's Code of Conduct for Members, a copy of which is attached.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. There are no direct implications arising from this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. There are no direct implications arising from this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. As set out in the body of the report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. There are no direct implications arising from this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. There are no direct implications arising from this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. To ensure a Standards Committee is constituted in accordance with Welsh Government Regulations.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. This issue is not a matter which forms part of the Policy Framework and Budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. This is an internal matter and consultation is, therefore, not necessary.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. None.

Background Papers

The Standards Committees (Wales) Regulations 2001 as amended.

Contact Officer

Mr. C. Hope, (01446) 709855

e-mail: chope@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Officers Consulted

Head of Democratic Services.

Responsible Officer:

Ms. D. Marles, Monitoring Officer

 

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