To consider the report of the Monitoring
Jill Coule, Monitoring Officer, presented a report to the LCR Combined Authority, which outlined three issues for consideration.
The first related to a request for approval of the Model Code of Conduct for Members. It was reported that there had been a significant amount of work undertaken in this matter. The Model Code was considered by the Audit and Governance Committee towards the end of last year and it was recommended for approval today. The key changes to the Code which had been adopted in July were contained within the report.
The second issue that the report asked to note was that Managers and Officers across the City Region were continuing to work together to look to secure a common approach to investigating Member allegations. This was in full recognition that local arrangements would still need to continue in place but where commonality could be achieved we would look to do so.
The final recommendation related to changes from Liverpool City Council in respect of the membership of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and it asked the Combined Authority to formally appoint Councillor Tricia O’Brien and Councillor Patrick Hurley to the Committee.
(a) the revised Merseyside Model Code, as set out in Section 3, for inclusion in the Constitution be approved;
(b) the ongoing exploratory work to, secure a common approach to investigating Member allegations as set out in paragraph 3.14 be noted; and
(c) Councillors Tricia O’Brien and Patrick Hurley be appointed to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.