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CONDUCT DECISIONS ARE TOO WEAK

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Standards committees are failing to come to 'reasoned decisions' over complaints over councillors' conduct, the pre...
Standards committees are failing to come to 'reasoned decisions' over complaints over councillors' conduct, the president of the Adjudication Panel for England has said.

David Laverick claims most of the appeals it receives 'have usually represented the first decisions taken by the

standards committee concerned, some of whom would seem to be having difficulty in coming to grips with both procedural issues and how to produce a reasoned decision'.

Lawyers should chair the committees, he added.

www.adjudicationpanel.co.uk
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