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Standards Committee Agenda

Tuesday 19 October 2010

A meeting of the Standards Committeewill be held on Tuesday 19 October 2010 at 10:00hrs in the Conference Room, at the Police Authority Offices, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Exeter, to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

Any papers listed as "to follow", urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S Howl
Acting Chief Executive
7 October 2010

Meeting agenda

  1. Appointment of Chairman
  2. Appointment of Vice-Chairman
  3. Chairman's Announcements
  4. Apologies for Absence
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  5. Declarations of Interests
    To receive any declarations from Members / Officers of personal and / or prejudicial interests in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  6. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 26 February 2010 (6(a) attached)and 7 June 2010 (6(b)attached)as a correct record; the action log from the meeting on 26 February is appended for information (6(c)).
  7. Future of the Standards Regime
    The Assistant Chief Executive will provide an oral update on the information available at the time of the meeting regarding the proposed changes to the Standards regime.
  8. Police Authorities Regional Joint Standards Committee
    An oral report will be provided on the current situation regarding police authorities in the south west region establishing a joint standards committee.
  9. Assessment of Standards of Conduct within the Authority
    One of the roles of the Standards Committee is to promote and maintain high standards of conduct by Members of the Authority. At its meeting in February 2010 the Committee discussed the idea of undertaking a simple ethical standards audit of the Police Authority by means of a questionnaire. A draft questionnaire is presented for the committee to discuss.
    1. appendix 9a
  10. Standards Committee Best Practice / Compliance Check list
    A compliance checklist for the Standards Committee has been compiled based upon an Audit Commission diagnostic tool. The checklist has been updated and is presented to the Committee for information.
    1. appendix 10a
  11. Standards for England Publications
    The following documents have been published since the last meeting of the Committee and are listed for the Committee's information:
    1. The Bulletin Nos 47 & 48
      Standards for England On line Guides:
      Dual-Hatted Members
      Bullying & the Code of Conduct
    These documents together with the press release dated 20.09.10 regarding the future standards regime were sent to Members as members briefing 17/2010.

Members of the Standards Committee: Mr M Harvey, Mrs A Mayes, Mr D Money, Mrs V Pengelly

If you require any further information regarding this meeting please contact: Joy Norris email

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