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Cabinet Decision: 19th April 2012
Title of Item/Report
Annual Report of the Monitoring Officer - 2011/12
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered a report that provided it with the opportunity to consider the Monitoring Officer's Annual Report for 2011/12 and to recommend it to Council for approval.

As with the Standards Committee's Annual Report, the Monitoring Officer's Report outlined the Monitoring Officer's main statutory responsibilities, summarised how they had been discharged during the year and drew attention to some of the main issues that would require attention in the year ahead.

Consultation on the report had previously taken place with Group Leaders and the relevant Cabinet Member; the Head of Legal Services as Deputy Monitoring Officer; the Head of Democratic Services; the Corporate Governance Group; the Corporate Management Team; Audit Committee members and the Standards Committee. Once agreed the Report would be placed on the intranet and the internet for the attention of all Members/Officers.

RECOMMENDED to Council that the Monitoring Officer's Annual Report be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
To ensure that the duties and responsibilities of the Monitoring Officer, and the Monitoring Officer's work during the past year in connection with the authority's corporate/ethical governance, were brought to the attention of all Members and to as wide a cross-section of Officers as possible.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not applicable

Date of Publication: 30 April 2012

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