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Standards Committee Agenda

Tuesday 24th April 2007

A meeting of the Standards Committee will be held on Tuesday 24 April at 1000hrs 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 G Davey
Chief Executive & Clerk
To The Police Authority

Meeting agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  2. 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.
  3. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2006 as a correct record
  4. Freedom of Information Act Request for Information - Appeal
    The Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Police Staff Communications Group has appealed the Authority's initial decision not to release to them, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the full report compiled by Richard Penn entitled Review of the Job Evaluation Project. The Standards Committee has the remit to consider and decide upon the appeal. The report for this item is to follow. Please note that whilst this item has been placed on the Agenda for consideration in open session the Committee may decide to enter closed session to enable specific discussion or the receipt of legal advice.
    1. Appendix I
  5. Report on South West Independent Members Group Meeting 2 March 2007
    The minutes of the meeting, which the Chairman attended, provide information about this meeting.
  6. Cornwall Standards Forum 30.03.07
    The Chairman to present an oral report from the Cornwall Standards Forum held on 30 March 2007.
  7. 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 is presented to the Committee for consideration as requested (minute SC39) to follow
  8. New Code Of Conduct for Members
    The new Model Code of Conduct for Members was laid before parliament on 4 April 2007. The report includes a copy of the relevant Statutory Instrument and asks the Committee to consider recommending the Authority to adopt the model code.

Members of the Standards Committee: Sir Simon Day, Mr M Bull, Mr M Harvey, Mrs A Mayes and Mr C Wallin.

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

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