The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Monitoring Officer in respect of an allegation relating to case reference number MSC003/2012, alleging that a Member had breached the Councils Code of Conduct. A copy of the complaint had been circulated.
The Sub-Committee had been advised that they were required to consider the following initial tests: -
a) was the complaint against one or more named members of an authority for which the Standards Committee had responsibility,
b) at the time of the alleged conduct, was the named member in office and the Code of Conduct in force.
As the Sub-Committee determined that both of the above tests applied in this case, Members were required to determine whether the complaint, if proven, would constitute a breach of the Councils Code of Conduct operating at the time of the alleged misconduct.
Members were of the opinion that the allegation did not constitute a breach of the Code of Conduct.
ORDERED that having given full consideration to the information presented it was determined that no action be taken in respect of the complaint.
Members felt that as the incidents referred to were of a personal nature and were carried out in a private capacity the allegations did not constitute a breach of the Code of Conduct.