Standards Committee


Brierley Room, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD


Monday, 17 October 2022


10.00 am

County Councillors: Nick Brown, Sam Cross, Melanie Davis, Clive Pearson (Chairman), Heather Phillips and Monika Slater.

Independent Persons for Standards: Hilary Gilberstson MBE (Independent Person) and Louise Holroyd (Independent Person).


This meeting replaces the postponed meeting originally due to take place on 16th September 2022.  






Training - Code of Conduct and Standards Complaint handling

(Pages 3 - 38)



Prior to the start of the meeting Members will be provided with a training session on the Code of Conduct and Standards Complaint handling.





Welcome, introductions and apologies






Minutes of the meeting held on 11th March 2022


(Pages 39 - 42)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions or Statements




Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they

have given notice (including the text of the question/statement) to Steve Loach of

Democratic Services (contact details at the foot of page 1 of the Agenda sheet) by

midday on Wednesday 12th October 2022. Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item. Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to



at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);


when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter

which is on the Agenda for this meeting.


If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will instruct those taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Update - Revised Code of Conduct for Members - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 43 - 100)




Local Ethical Framework Developments - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 101 - 106)




Standards Committee Annual Report 2021/22 - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 107 - 112)




Dispensation Requests - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 113 - 116)




Complaints Update - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 117 - 118)




Standards Bulletin - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 119 - 128)




Such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



7th October 2022



For all enquiries relating to this agenda or to register to speak at the meeting, please contact

Stephen Loach, Democratic Services Officer on Tel: 01609 532216 or by e-mail at:




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