Code of Conduct

PART 4

THE REGISTER OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

Registration of Financial and Other Interests and Memberships and Management Positions

  1. (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (4), you must, within 28 days of —

(a)your authority’s code of conduct being adopted or the mandatory provisions of this model code being applied to your authority; or

(b)your election or appointment to office (if that is later),

register your personal interests, where they fall within a category mentioned in paragraph 10(2)(a), in your authority’s register of members’ interests by providing written notification to your authority’s monitoring officer.

(2)   Subject to sub-paragraph (4), you must, within 28 days of becoming aware of any new personal interest falling within a category mentioned in paragraph 10(2)(a) register that new personal interest in your authority’s register of members’ interests by providing written notification to your authority’s monitoring officer.

(3)   Subject to sub-paragraph (4), you must, within 28 days of becoming aware of any change to a registered personal interest falling within a category mentioned in paragraph 10(2)(a), register that change in your authority’s register of members’ interests by providing written notification to your authority’s monitoring officer, or in the case of a community council to your authority’s proper officer.

(4)   Sub-paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) do not apply to sensitive information determined in accordance with paragraph 16(1).

(5)   Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply if you are a member of a relevant authority which is community council when you act in your capacity as a member of such an authority.

(6)   You must, when disclosing a personal interest in accordance with paragraph 11 for the first time, register that personal interest in your authority’s register of members’ interests by providing written notification to your authority’s monitoring officer, or in the case of a community council to your authority’s proper officer.

Sensitive information

  1. (1) Where you consider that the information relating to any of your personal interests is sensitive information, and your authority’s monitoring officer agrees, you need not include that information when registering that interest, or, as the case may be, a change to the interest under paragraph 15.

(2)     You must, within 28 days of becoming aware of any change of circumstances which means that information excluded under sub-paragraph (1) is no longer sensitive information, notify your authority’s monitoring officer or in relation to a community council, your authority’s proper officer asking that the information be included in your authority’s register of members’ interests.

(3)   In this code, “sensitive information” (“gwybodaeth sensitif”) means information whose availability for inspection by the public creates, or is likely to create, a serious risk that you or a person who lives with you may be subjected to violence or intimidation.

Registration of Gifts and Hospitality

  1. You must, within 28 days of receiving any gift, hospitality, material benefit or advantage above a value specified in a resolution of your authority([4]), provide written notification to your authority’s monitoring officer or in relation to a community council, to your authority’s proper officer of the existence and nature of that gift, hospitality, material benefit or advantage.

 

([1])     S.I. 1990/1553 as amended by S.I. 1991/1389; S.I. 1993/1339; S.I. 1998/1918; and S.I. 1999/500.
([2])     2004 c.21.
([3])     1995 c.25.
([4])     Ceredigion County Council resolved on 17 April 2008 to specify a value of £21.

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