(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.
(1) In relation to Agenda Item 7A to approve the following recommendations contained in the report of the Monitoring Officer (Document “T”) to grant a dispensation to all Members who have certain Disclosable Pecuniary Interests listed in Appendix A to the report, as defined in the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012, in the decision to approve the budget and to set the level of Council Tax and Business Rates for 2019/20 and 2020/21 during the Budget Council meetings on 21 February 2019 and 20 February 2020.
1. Grants a dispensation to the Members of the Authority who have requested one, to enable them to participate in full in the decision to approve the budgets for 2019/20 and 2020/21 and to set the Council Tax and Business Rates for 2019/20 and 2020/21.
2. Approves the dispensation for a period of two years until 20 February 2020.
3. Notes the Monitoring Officer’s advice that personal interests that may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest shall not prevent Members from speaking and voting at the Budget meetings.
(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 have also disclosed interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity (as listed in Appendix B to the report). Any other interests may be disclosed prior to, or at, the meeting.
(4) Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.
The report of the Monitoring Officer (Document “T”) considered the granting of dispensations to all Members who had certain Disclosable Pecuniary Interests as defined in the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 for approving the budget and setting the Council Tax and Business Rates. Members had also disclosed interests which were not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they considered should be made in the interests of clarity.
The lists attached as appendices A and B to the report had been updated with further notifications by Members on their declarations. It was,
(1) Grants a dispensation to the Members of the Authority who have requested one, to enable them to participate in full in the decision to approve the budgets for 2019/20 and 2020/21 and to set the Council Tax and Business Rates for 2019/20 and 2020/21.
(2) Approves the dispensation for a period of two years until 20 February 2020.
(3) Notes the Monitoring Officer’s advice that personal interests that may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest shall not prevent Members from speaking and voting at the Budget meetings.
Dispensations under the Localism Act 2011 for the declaration of Members’ Disclosable Pecuniary Interests were given to the following Members to enable them to speak and vote on the Budget 2019/20 and 2020/21:
Employment – Councillors Amran, Berry, Brown, Griffiths, T Hussain, I Khan, Lal, Ross-Shaw, Sajawal, Salam, Shaheen,Tait, Thornton and Wood.
Sponsorship - Councillors Davies, Dodds, Ellis, Engel, Farley, Gibbons, Green, Griffiths, Heseltine, Hinchcliffe, T Hussain, Iqbal, Jabar, I Khan, Love, Mullaney, Pennington, N Pollard, Poulsen, Reid, Ross-Shaw, Slater, D Smith, Stubbs, J Sunderland, R Sunderland, Swallow, Tait, Thirkill, Thornton and Wainwright.
Contracts – Councillors Naylor, Salam, Shafiq and D Smith.
Land – A Ahmed, R Ahmed, Ali, Amran, Azam, Bacon, Barker, Berry, Brown, Cooke, Cromie, Davies, Dodds, Duffy, Dunbar, Ellis, Engel, Farley, Ferriby, Firth, Gibbons, Godwin, Green, Greenwood, Griffiths, Hawkesworth, Herd, Heseltine, Hinchcliffe, Humphreys, Abid Hussain, Arshad Hussain, Kamran Hussain, Khadim Hussain, T Hussain, Iqbal, Jabar, Jamil, Jenkins, Johnson, H Khan, I Khan, S Khan, Lal, Lee, Love, Mir, Mohammed, Mullaney, Naylor, Nazir, Peart, M Pollard, N Pollard, Poulsen, Reid, Rickard, Ross-Shaw, Sajawal, Salam, Shabbir, Shafiq, Shaheen, Shaw, Slater, B M Smith, D Smith, Stubbs, J Sunderland, R Sunderland, Swallow, Tait, Thirkill, Thornton, Townend, Wainwright, Warburton, Ward, Warnes, Watson, Whitaker, Whiteley and Wood.
Licences - Bacon, B M Smith, D Smith and J Sunderland.
Corporate Tenancies – Cromie
Securities – D Smith
The following personal declarations were received:
Members with a spouse, partner or close relative in the employment of the Council
Councillors A Ahmed, Amran, Brown, Dodds, Ellis, Firth, Green, Griffiths, Hawkesworth, Kamran Hussain, T Hussain, Iqbal, Jabar, Jenkins, I Khan, Lal, Love, Nazir, M Pollard, Salam, Shabbir, Shafiq, Shaw, Slater, Stubbs, R Sunderland, Swallow, Tait, Thornton and Townend
Members employed by or who have a spouse, partner or close relative employed by a voluntary organisation/public body funded by the Council
Councillors Brown, Duffy, Jenkins, I Khan,Lal, Mullaney, Shabbir, Shaheen, and Thirkill
Members who occupied land or who had a spouse, partner or relative who did or were directors of companies or sat on the management committee of an organisation that occupied land under a lease or licence granted by the Council
Councillors Brown, Heseltine, Jenkins, Jamil, I Khan, Love, Mullaney, Ross-Shaw, B M Smith and D Smith.
Members of other public authorities
Adoption Panel – Councillors Berry and Davies
Airedale Drainage Board Commissioners - Councillors Ellis and Rickard
Airedale Partnership – Councillors Cooke and Ross-Shaw
Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) – Councillor Berry
Better Start Bradford – Councillor Sajawal
Bingley Voluntary Action – Councillor Heseltine
Bradford and Airedale Citizens Advice Bureau – Councillors Barker and Watson
Bradford Business Improvement District – Councillors Hinchcliffe and Ross-Shaw
Bradford Deaf Community Association – Councillors Akhtar, Iqbal and B M Smith
Bradford District Care Trust – Councillor A Ahmed
Bradford Economic Partnership – Councillors Hinchcliffe and Ross-Shaw
The Bridge Project Bradford – Councillor Berry
Christopher Tophams Apprenticing Foundation – Councillor Whiteley
City Regions Board (LGA) – Councillor Hinchcliffe
Clayton Community Association – Councillor Thirkill
Drake and Tonson Foundation – Councillors Bacon and Farley (not appointed by the Council)
Fostering Panel – Councillors A Ahmed, Akhtar and Townend
Harehills Education Trust – Councillors Bacon, Brown and M Slater
Haworth Exhibition Trust – Councillors Farley and Poulsen
Ilkley Youth and Community Association and Children’s Centre – Councillors Gibbons and B M Smith
Joseph Nutter’s Foundation – Councillors Lee, Thirkill and Gibbons (Member of Management Board)
Keighley Community LED – Councillor Ali
Key Cities – Councillors Hinchcliffe and I Khan
Leeds Bradford International Airport – Consultative Committee – Councillor Ross-Shaw (alternate: Councillor Lal)
Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership – Councillor Hinchcliffe
Manningham Housing Association – Councillor Bacon
Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre – Councillors Ferriby, Poulsen and B M Smith
North Regional Association for Sensory Support (NRASS) – Councillors Gibbons and Wainwright
Play Partnership – Councillor Swallow
Rural Action Yorkshire – Councillor Hawkesworth
Salt Foundation – Councillor Love
Sir Titus Salt Trust – Councillors Amran, Cooke, Heseltine, Hinchcliffe, Love and Thirkill
Southern Pennine Rural Regeneration (Pennine Prospects) – Councillor Godwin (Alternate: Councillor Ellis)
Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) – Councillors Mohammed, Reid and Swallow
University of Bradford – Court – Councillor Hinchcliffe
University of Leeds – Court – Councillor Jamil
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Councillors Hinchcliffe (Chair), I Khan (alternate) and Poulsen
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Business Innovation and Growth Panel – Councillor Ross-Shaw
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Business Investment Panel – Councillor Ross-Shaw
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Employment Skills Panel – Councillors Hinchcliffe and I Khan
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Governance and Audit – Councillor Hinchcliffe (alternate: Councillor I Khan)
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Green Economy Panel – Councillor Ferriby
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Inclusive Growth and Public Policy – Councillor Ross-Shaw
West Yorkshire Combined Authority Leeds City Region Partnership – Councillor Hinchcliffe
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Councillors Nazir, M Pollard and Watson (alternates Councillor Dodds and Thirkill)
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Place Panel – Councillors Hinchcliffe and Ross-Shaw
West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Transport Committee – Councillors Ellis, H Khan and Salam
West Yorkshire Combined Authority – West Yorkshire and York Investment Panel – Councillor Ross-Shaw
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority – Councillors Dodds, Peart, M Pollard, J Sunderland and Tait
West Yorkshire Joint Services Committee – Councillors Duffy, Hinchcliffe, and I Khan (Alternates: Councillors Lee and Salam)
West Yorkshire Pension Fund Investment Advisory Panel – Councillors Ellis and Thornton
West Yorkshire Pension Fund Joint Advisory Group – Councillors Ellis, Lal and Thornton
West Yorkshire Pension Fund – Pensions Board – Councillor M Slater
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel – Councillors Brown, Dunbar and T Hussain
Woodroyd Nursery – Councillor Sajawal (on the Board as a Trustee for the charity)
Wrose Carnival Management Committee – Councillor Greenwood, Hinchcliffe and Ross-Shaw
Yorkshire and Humber (Local Authorities) Employers Association – Councillor Duffy (and Councillor Dodds appointed by the West Yorkshire Fire Authority)
Yorkshire Libraries and Information – Councillor Ferriby
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Holding Company – Councillor Warburton
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation Procurement Holdings - Councillors Warburton and Whiteley (Alternates: Councillors Ellis and Lal)
Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee – Councillor Ellis (alternate Councillor Farley)
Councillors Gibbons, Herd, Naylor, Rickard, D Smith, Thirkill, Whitaker and Whiteley
Members who sat on the management committee/ trustee of a Council voluntary organisation in receipt of Council Funding
Councillors R Ahmed, Berry, Davies,Dodds, Ferriby, Hawkesworth, Heseltine, Hinchcliffe, Khadim Hussain, T Hussain, Jabar, Jamil, I Khan,Poulsen, Sajawal, D Smith, B M Smith, Stubbs, J Sunderland, Tait, Thirkill and Townend
Members who were members of a Council funded organisation
Councillors R Ahmed, Bacon, Brown, Gibbons, Hawkesworth, I Khan, Rickard, Ross-Shaw, D Smith and Thirkill
Members appointed by the Council to a public body with an interest in the Council’s budget
Bradford College – Councillors Berry and Shaheen
Cathedral Council – Councillor Dodds
Community and Arts Umbrella – Councillor Warnes
Keighley Business Improvement District Board – Councillor Ross-Shaw
Saffron Dean Community Association – Councillor Duffy
Members who were appointed to external bodies
Abbeyfield The Dales and associated companies – Councillor Dale Smith
Baildon in Bloom – Councillor M Pollard
Bradford City Challenge Limited – Councillor Johnson
Bradford City Challenge Foundation Limited – Councillors Imran Khan and Wainwright
Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Trust – Councillor T Hussain
Bradford Trident – Councillors Salam and Sajawal
Bradford Twin Towns Association – Councillors Lee and D Smith
Canal Road Urban Village – Councillor Ross-Shaw
Canterbury Imagination Library – Councillor Dale Smith
City of Film – Councillor Ferriby
Exceed Academy Trust – Councillor Dale Smith
Friends of Bracken Hill Park – Councillors T Hussain and Jabar
Friends of Harold Park – Councillor Tait
Great Horton Partnership – Councillors Dodds and Jabar
Hainworth Wood Community Centre – Councillors Lee and M Slater
Keighley Association Women and Children’s Centre – Councillor Lee
Kirklands (Menston) Trust – Councillor Dale Smith
Long Lee Village Hall – Councillors Lee and M Slater
Patrol Adjudication and BLASJC – Councillor Thirkill
Ummid/Himmat Management Board – Councillor Jabar
UNISON Calderdale – Councillors Jabar
UNISON Kirklees – Councillor T Hussain
Members who were school governors
Councillors Ali, Brown, Duffy, Dunbar, Farley, Ferriby, Jamil, Peart, M Pollard, Poulsen, Sajawal, Shafiq, D Smith, Swallow, Tait and Watson.
Other Governors and Trustees
Airedale General Hospital – Council Governor – Councillor Firth
Merlin Top Nursery School – Councillor Godwin
Moorlands Learning Trust - Councillor Rickard
Members entitled to receive an allowance paid by the Council
All Members of the Council in attendance.
West Yorkshire Pension Fund
All Members in receipt of a West Yorkshire Pension Fund pension.
ACTION: Monitoring Officer