Agenda item - Procedural Business

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Agenda item

Procedural Business

(a)  Declaration of Substitutes: Where Councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same Political Group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.

 

(b)  Declarations of Interest or Lobbying

 

(a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)      Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.

 

In each case, you need to declare

(i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)      the nature of the interest; and

(iii)     whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.

 

If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.

 

      (d)       All Members present to declare any instances of lobbying they have encountered regarding items on the agenda.

 

(c)  Exclusion of Press and Public: To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.

 

NOTE:  Any item appearing in Part 2 of the Agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the public.

 

A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.

Minutes:

a)         Declarations of substitutes

 

42.1    Councillor Hills substituted for Councillor Shanks and Councillor Simson substituted for Councillor Theobald. Councillor Janio sent apologies.

 

b)         Declarations of interests

 

42.2    Councillor Simson declared they had been lobbied on item I and had served on the Licensing Committee when the licence was considered but remained of an open mind. Councillor Hills declared they knew the applicant for item E and would withdraw from the debate and any decision making for that item. Councillor Miller declared they had been lobbied on items C, D, E but remained of an open mind. Councillor Yates declared they had been lobbied on items C, D, E but remained of an open mind; however, they had submitted representations on items G and K and would withdraw from the debate and any decision making on those items.

 

c)         Exclusion of the press and public

 

42.3      In accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (“the Act”), the Planning Committee considered whether the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item of business on the grounds that it is likely in view of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during it, there would be disclosure to them of confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act.

 

42.4      RESOLVED: That the public are not excluded from any item of business on the agenda.

 


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