Agenda item

THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES (DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS) REGULATIONS 2012

(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)          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.

 

            That Council:

 

            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.

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Council:

 

(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.

 

ACTION:        Monitoring Officer

Minutes:

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,

 

Resolved –

 

That Council:

 

(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)

 

Parish Councillors 

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

 

Other interests

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

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