If a member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Legal & Democratic Services Manager in advance of the meeting. (For the assistance of members a checklist for use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda sheet.)
The following declarations of interest were received:
1. Councillor Gagen declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items relating to Lancashire County Council (LCC) as an employee of Lancashire County Council and did not enter into detailed discussions which affected LCC.
2. Councillor J Wilkie (Tenant of a Council house) declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in relation to item 7c 'Housing Account - Revenue and Capital Budget Setting’ for the reasons indicated but was entitled to speak and vote by virtue of an exemption (nothing in this report relates particularly to her interest arising from the tenancy).
3. Councillor K Wilkie declared non-pecuniary interest in relation to item 7c 'Housing Account - Revenue and Capital Budget Setting' as he has a connected person who is a tenant of rented Council accommodation. Insofar as that interest becomes a pecuniary interest (as it could affect the financial position of their relative and a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard this as so significant that it is likely to prejudice their judgement of the public interest) it was considered that he was entitled to speak and vote by virtue of an exemption as nothing in the report relates particularly to the relevant tenancy or lease.