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Councillor Bullivant gave his apologies as he had a personal interest.
Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.
The Committee considered the published report in line with the procedure set out in the agenda.
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The Committee resolved to go into confidential session to consider the Investigator’s recommendations regarding the alleged breaches of the Members’ Code of Conduct.
Having made a finding of facts as set out in its Decision Notice, the Committee concludes that Cllr Daws breached the Members’ Code of Conduct as provided for in the Decision Notice and that
(a) The Decision Notice be published to publicly censure Cllr Daws’s conduct
(b) It be noted that if the Committee had the power to suspend Cllr Daws from being a councillor (a power which was previously available to councils and may be reintroduced in the future), the Committee would have suspended Cllr Daws
(c) Cllr Daws is requested to write within 10 working days of this decision being notified to him, an unequivocal letter of apology (the content of such to be approved in advance by the Monitoring Officer and Chairman of Standards Committee) to those officers to whom the Committee has found he was disrespectful
(d) The Committee sends a letter to all staff within the Council making it clear that the Council will not tolerate disrespectful conduct by councillors towards staff
RECOMMENDS to Full Council that the requirement that a failure to comply with relevant protocols and security arrangements be formally confirmed with reference to new provisions in the Code.
Decision notice attached.