Places Scrutiny Panel (Special Meeting) – 27 June 2014
PRESENT: Councillor Evison in the chair.
Councillors Davison (vice-chair), England, Ogg and Oldfield.
Councillors Collinson, Grant, L Foster, Waltham, Whiteley and Wilson attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).
The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
388 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – The following members declared personal interest –
|Nature of Interest|
|Councillor Collinson||Member of UNITE trade union|
|Councillor Davison||Member of GMB trade union|
|Councillor Evison||Member of UNISON trade union|
|Councillor Oldfield||Member of UNITE trade union|
No whip was declared.
389 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – The Chairman invited Councillor Waltham to address the scrutiny panel. Councillor Waltham sought legal clarification on whether members of the scrutiny panel should declare a personal and prejudicial interest if their Trade Union contributed financially at a national and/or local level towards their political party.
Following Councillor Waltham’s comments, the Chairman sought the views of panel members as to whether they would declare a personal and prejudicial interest.
Resolved – That the meeting be adjourned and reconvened to a new date and time to allow legal clarification to be sought on the above declaration of interest issue.