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Agenda Item No 5

The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Standards Committee: 13th July, 2017


Report of the Monitoring Officer


Applications for Dispensation


Purpose of the Report

  1. To consider applications for dispensation.


That the Standards Committee consider the applications on matters as set out in the completed proformas 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, to 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. Copies of the relevant applications are attached.
  2. Applications for dispensation were received from:

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

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

Contact Officer

Karen Bowen, Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer, Tel: 01446 709856

Officers Consulted


Responsible Officer:

Ms. D. Marles, Monitoring Officer