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  • Decision details

    Review of procedure for Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship

    Decision Maker: Council

    Decision status: Recommendations Approved

    Is Key decision?: No

    Is subject to call in?: No

    Decisions:

    Council considered the recommendation of the Members’ Code of Conduct Committee on the Policy on Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship.

     

    It was moved and seconded that the Policy on Gifts Hospitality and Sponsorship be amended as proposed in the supplementary agenda papers, and subject to the following changes proposed by the Committee:

    a.    That the nominal value for gifts be raised to £50;

    b.    Offers of hospitality open to all members to be recorded by officers

    c.    Gifts below the nominal value received by Refuse operatives, Community Day centre staff, Meals on Wheels and Spelride drivers from grateful members of the public are not required to be recorded

    d.    Gifts below the nominal value received by the Mayor or Deputy Mayor, in the course of fulfilling their civic role are not required to be recorded.

     

    The Monitoring Officer thanked the Committee for their consideration of his report on the Policy and advised the Council on the recommendations before them.

     

    Councillor H.R. Williams moved and Councillor I.T.E. Harvey seconded an amendment to the recommendation as follows:

    under part a. – amend the words “be raised to £50” to read “remain at £35”

    and remove part d. in its entirety.

     

    The Leader, Councillor I.T.E. Harvey, called for a recorded vote on the amendment.

     

    The vote was as follows:

     

    FOR (21)

    Councillors I.T.E. Harvey (Leader); A.C. Harman (Deputy Leader); M.M. Attewell; C. Barnard; I.J. Beardsmore; J.R. Boughtflower; S. Capes; S.A. Dunn; Q.R. Edgington; M.P.C. Francis; A.T. Jones; S.C. Mooney; D. Patel; O. Rybinski; D. Saliagopoulos; J. Sexton; R.W. Sider; R.A. Smith-Ainsley; B.B. Spoor; H. A. Thomson; H.R.D. Williams

    AGAINST (6)

    Councillors A.E. Friday; N.J. Gething; N. Islam; J.G. Kavanagh; A.J. Mitchell; J.M. Pinkerton;

    ABSTAIN (1)

    Councillors R.O. Barratt

     

    The amendment was carried.

     

    The Council then voted on the substantive motion and

     

    Resolved that the Policy on Gifts Hospitality and Sponsorship be amended as attached and subject to the following changes proposed by the Committee:

    a.    That the nominal value for gifts remain at £35;

    b.    Offers of hospitality open to all members to be recorded by officers and

    c.    Gifts below the nominal value received by Refuse operatives, Community Day centre staff, Meals on Wheels and Spelride drivers from grateful members of the public are not required to be recorded.

    Report author: Michael Graham

    Publication date: 11/03/2019

    Date of decision: 21/02/2019

    Decided at meeting: 21/02/2019 - Council