Agenda and minutes

Special Standards Committee, Standards Committee - Wednesday, 17th April, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room - 52 Derby Street. View directions

Contact: Helen Peek 

No. Item




There were no apologies for absence received.


Membership of the Committee

To be apprised of any changes to the membership of the Committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.  This rule should only apply to the Standards Committee in exceptional circumstances and if the nominated substitute has been appropriately trained.


There were no changes to the Membership of the Committee.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 112 KB

If a Member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Legal and Democratic Services Manager in advance of the meeting.   (For the assistance of members a checklist for the use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda sheet).


There were no declarations of interests.


Urgent Business

Note: No other business is permitted unless, by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified at the meeting, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.


There were no items of urgent business.


Public Speaking pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Residents of West Lancashire, on giving notice, may address the meeting to make representations on any item on the agenda except where the public and press are to be excluded during consideration of the item.  The deadline for submission is 10 am on Friday 12 April 2024.    A copy of the public speaking protocol and form to be completed is attached.

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There were no requests made under this heading.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on Tuesday 5 March 2024.


RESOLVED:             That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2024,

be received as a correct record and signed by the Chairman


DISPENSATION - WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Motion pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Legal & Democratic Services.

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Consideration was given to the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, as contained on pages 17 to 22 of the Book of Reports, which sought approval to grant a dispensation to members to allow them to continue to speak and vote at the Council meeting on 17 April 2024 in relation to a Motion included on the agenda for the meeting entitled 'WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality)'.





That in accordance with Section 33 of the Localism Act a dispensation in the following terms be granted to all members of the Borough Council (insofar as it is applicable and within the Committee’s powers):

“Subject to you disclosing the interest at the meeting, you may attend a meeting and vote on a matter where you have a disclosable pecuniary or pecuniary interest that relates to item 12 (a) 'WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) - Motion from Councillor Melissa Parlour on behalf of the Labour Group'”