Agenda Item No. 5

The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Standards Committee: 22nd September, 2016


Report of the Monitoring Officer


Application for Dispensation


Purpose of the Report

  1. To consider the application to speak and vote received from:
  • Vale of Glamorgan and Barry Town Councillor H.C. Hamilton to speak and vote on the Council's Reshaping Services Programme when discussed.


That the Standards Committee considers the application to speak and vote on matters set out in the completed proforma as attached.

Reason for the Recommendation

To comply with regulations on applications for the grant of dispensations to speak and vote.


  1. The Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001 permits Members to apply to the Standards Committee to speak and, if appropriate, vote on issues which, due to a prejudicial interest, they may not otherwise be able to speak or vote or remain in the room.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. In order to deal with the applications as quickly as possible it is necessary for the Standards Committee to receive full information of the interests involved and why in the Member's opinion dispensation should be given. A copy of the relevant application is attached.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. None.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. None.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. The Council is required to comply with The Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. None.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. None.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. None.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. This report does not affect the Council's Policy Framework and Budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. The report does not involve any consultation with other parties.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. None.

Background Papers

The Standards Committees (Grant of Dispensations) (Wales) Regulations 2001.

Contact Officer

Mr. G. Davies, tel: (01446) 709204, e-mail:

Officers Consulted


Responsible Officer:

Ms. D. Marles, Monitoring Officer