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Local Government Standards Act 2005

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An Act to make provision with respect to the members, officers and other staff and the procedure and dealings of local authorities between their officers, members and other staff in relation to any matter involving members of the public and especially so concerning planning applications, enforcement and other statutory functions and duties for which local authorities are directed, guided or otherwise required to deal fairly and impartially and to apply correct procedure; 

This Act is supplemental to the Local Government Act(s), Local Government Finance Act(s), the Town and Country Planning Act(s), the Planning and Compensation Acts and Permitted Development Order(s), Health an Safety Regulations and The Human Rights Act 1998 and to provide for a national code of local government conduct; to make it an offence for officials to conduct themselves in the following manner:-



Accordingly and with reference to a Petition to be presented on maturity of a public consultation period to the Prime Minister for consideration by the House of Commons the House of Lords and the Queen.

 TAKE NOTICE, we the signatories to this proposed draft paper, respectfully request that after due consideration legislation recommended by Lord Nolan as the Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life might be enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, and Parliament to be assembled assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

 
Part I
 
Local Authority Members, Officers, Staff and Committees etc.
 

Discrimination

        1.(1) A person shall be guilty of an offence and disqualified from holding any position in any local authority in Great Britain if they discriminate against or give preferential or unfavourable or otherwise deal with any matter inconsistently from other dealings of a similar nature  ...................................

    (2) 

    (3) 
     (a
     (b) 
    (4) 
     (a) 
     (b) 
    (5) 

 

Malice

     2.(1) Any officer or member of a local authority found 
     (a) 
     (b) 
     (c) 
     (d) 
     (e) 
     (f) 
Failure to advise    3.(1) Any officer or member of a local authority found 
     (a) 
     (b) 
     (c) 
     (d) 
     (e) 
     (f) 

 

Obstruction    4.(1) Any officer or member of a local authority found 
     (a) 
     (b) 
     (c) 
     (d) 
     (e) 
     (f) 

 

Deception    5.(1) Any officer or member of a local authority found 
     (a) 
     (b) 
     (c) 
     (d) 
     (e) 
     (f) 

 

Harassment    6.(1) Where any officer or member of a local authority uses his authority, or gains authority in such manner as in the preceding Sections and so uses it against any member of the public in such fashion that the reasonable man would consider his actions disproportionate, unfair or in breach of  ......................................
     (a) 
     (b) 
     (c) 
     (d) 
     (e) 
     (f) 

 

Human Rights
Duty to question

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