Agenda and minutes

Staffing Committee
Thursday, 8th November, 2018 2.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Adrian Tumber 

Items
No. Item

5.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

In the interest of transparency, all Members declared that they knew the officer concerned.  In addition Councillors Hinchcliffe and Imran Khan stated that they had also worked closely with the officer in question.

 

ACTION:  City Solicitor

6.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 31 May 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 31 May 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

 

7.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

8.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to consider if the item relating to the staffing matter should be considered in the absence of the public and, if so, to approve the following recommendation:

 

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item relating to the staffing matter for the reason that it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within Paragraphs 1 (information relating to an individual) and 2 (information identifying an individual) of Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in applying these exemptions outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

                                                                        (Adrian Tumber – 01274 432435)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the item relating to the staffing matter for the reason that it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within Paragraphs 1 (information relating to an individual) and 2 (information identifying an individual) and 5 (legal privilege) of Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in applying these exemptions outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

9.

STAFFING MATTER

Members will be asked to consider a report, NOT FOR PUBLICATION (NFP) Document “B”, relating to a staffing matter.

 

In accordance with paragraph 9.4 of Part 3B of the Council’s Constitution the Director of HR will explain the reasons why the agenda was not available five clear working days before the meeting.

 

Members are asked to consider the recommendations contained in (NFP) Document “B”.

 

                                                                                    (Anne Lloyd – 01274 437335)

Minutes:

Members were asked to consider a report, NOT FOR PUBLICATION (NFP) Document “B”, relating to a staffing matter, which was tabled at the meeting.

 

In accordance with paragraph 9.4 of Part 3B of the Council’s Constitution the Chief Executive explained the reasons why the agenda was not available five clear working days before the meeting, as the matter in question had to be expedited urgently.

 

Members were asked to consider the recommendations contained in Not for Publication Document “B”.

 

Resolved –

 

That the recommendations set out in 10.1 to 10.2.4 in the Not for Publication Document “B” be approved.

 

ACTION:       Chief Executive