Issue - meetings

Exclusion of press and public

Meeting: 16/08/2022 - Standards Panel (Item 4)

Exclusion of press and public

In the opinion of the Proper Officer, the following item will not be, or is likely not to be, open to the public and press at the time it is considered.


RECOMMENDATION:         that under section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12(A) of the Act, as indicated below and it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


2        Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.



The Panel gave consideration to whether the press and public should be excluded for the subsequent business on the agenda, on the grounds that the report contained exempt information likely to reveal the identity of an individual.


During the discussion of whether the review should be held in public or private session, the following points were raised:


·              Previous Panel meetings had been held in public session, and personal information was not discussed.

·              The Panel were reviewing the process, rather than the content of the complaints, therefore the naming of individuals could be avoided.

·              If there was a need for a detailed conversation where personal information would need to be disclosed, the Panel could move into private session accordingly.


It was unanimously resolved that:


The meeting remain open to the press and public.