STANDARDS COMMITTEE

21/01/20

 

APPLICATION FOR DISPENSATION BY

COUNCILLOR KEN LLOYD

Recommendations / key decisions required:

To consider and determine the application

 

Reasons:

The subject matter of this report falls within the remit of the Committee


Scrutiny Committee recommendations / comments:

Not applicable

 

Exec Board Decision Required                     NO

Council Decision Required                            NO

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER PORTFOLIO HOLDER:-  Cllr E Dole (Leader)

Directorate

Chief Executives

Name of Head of Service:

Linda Rees-Jones

Report Author:

Robert Edgecombe

 

 

Designations:

Head of Administration & Law

 

Acting Legal Services Manager

 

 

 

Tel Nos.

01267 224018

E Mail Addresses:

RJEdgeco@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

21/01/20

 

APPLICATION FOR DISPENSATION BY

COUNCILLOR KEN LLOYD

 

An application for dispensation has been received from County Councillor Ken Lloyd to speak and make written representations only in respect of council business relating to or likely to affect Carmarthenshire Energy Limited, which is a community benefit society operating in the County.

 

Councillor Lloyd would have a personal interest in any such council business by virtue of paragraphs (10)(2)(a) (ix)(bb) and (ee) and 10(2)(b)(v) of the members code as both Cllr Lloyd and close personal associates of his are members of and hold shares in that organisation.

 

This interest would be prejudicial as a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard the interest is so significant that it is likely to prejudice his judgement of the public interest.

 

The application is made on 1 ground specified in the regulations, namely that his participation would not damage public confidence in the conduct of that Council business.

 

Councillor Lloyd’s application, together with a note providing some general information on community benefit societies is attached.

 

If the committee is minded to grant Councillor Lloyd a dispensation in respect of this interest it has an absolute discretion as to the duration of that dispensation.

 

Councillor Lloyd was previously granted dispensations in respect of other interests by the committee on the 21st January 2019, which are due to expire on the 31st December 2020.

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED ?

YES


IMPLICATIONS

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

Signed:      Linda Rees Jones                                                            Head of Administration and Law  

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

CONSULTATIONS

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

Signed:     Linda Rees Jones                                                             Head of   Administration and Law                             

 

1.    Scrutiny Committee Not applicable

2.    Local Member(s) Not applicable

3.    Community / Town Council Not applicable

4.    Relevant Partners  Not applicable

5.    Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations  Not applicable

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW 

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

Legal file

 

DPSC-180

Legal Services, County Hall