Agenda and draft minutes

Hampshire Police and Crime Panel - Complaints Sub-Committee - Monday, 19th August, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: EII Court, Hampshire County Council, Winchester, SO23 8UJ

Contact: Email: pcp.complaints@hants.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

7.

Welcome and apologies for absence

Minutes:

Members were welcomed to the meeting. Apologies were noted from the Chairman, Bob Purkiss, and all other Members of the Sub Committee were noted as present.

 

In the absence of the Chairman, Cllr Jan Warwick was nominated to Chair the meeting by Cllr Ken Muschamp, which was seconded by Cllr Lisa Griffiths and agreed by all members present.

8.

Declarations of Interest

To enable Members to declare to the meeting any disclosable pecuniaryi nterest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest is not already entered in their appointing authority’s register of interests, and any other pecuniary or personal interests in any such matter that Members may wish to consider disclosing.

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

9.

Minutes of previous meeting (less exempt) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To confirm the minutes from the meeting of the Complaints Sub-Committee held on 24 September 2018 and the non exempt minutes from the meeting held on 17 January 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The non-exempt minutes of the previous meetings were agreed as an accurate record.

10.

Update to Governance Documents pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To consider a report providing suggested revisions to the Panel’s Complaints Protocol.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered the draft amendments which had been proposed to the complaints protocol previously adopted by the Hampshire Police and Crime Panel (PCP).

 

Members noted some grammatical corrections to be made, but subject to those corrections, agreed the amendments as outlined within the report of the Democratic Services Officer to the Panel.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Sub-Committee agree the updated Protocol for the Informal Resolution Procedure Regarding Complaints made Against the PCC and  report this updates to the full Panel at their next meeting on 4 October 2019.

11.

Summary of Powers - Complaints Procedure pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes:

Members reviewed the Sub-Committee’s Summary of Powers.

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

Members are asked to consider passing the following motion:

 

That, under the provisions of Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, the press and public be excluded for the consideration of the following items on the grounds that the reports(s) contain or there may otherwise be disclosed information which is defined as exempt in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The reasons for exemption of the listed Items are shown below:

 

Item(s): 7, 8 and 9

 

Paragraph(s):

 

1. Information relating to any individual

 

2. Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

Minutes:

The press and public were excluded from the meeting during the following three items of business, as it was likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the  public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information relating to any individual (paragraph 1) or information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual (2) and, further,  that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

13.

Minutes of previous meeting (exempt)

To confirm the exempt minutes from the meeting of the Complaints Sub-Committee held on 17 January 2019.

Minutes:

The exempt minutes of the previous meeting were agreed as an accurate record.

 

14.

To review a complaint made against the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire

(a) To consider the complaint made against the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire.

 

(b) To consider comments received (Annexe 1).

 

(c) To consider additional comments received by the complainant (Annexe 2).

 

(d) To consider additional comments received by the complained against (Annexe 3).

Minutes:

Members considered a report outlining the complaint, including comments

received from the complainant and complained against. Following consideration of the report and its content, Members reached a unanimous determination in respect of the complaint made.

 

(Summary of an exempt minute)

15.

To review a complaint made against the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire

(a) To consider the complaint made against the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire.

 

(b) To consider additional comments received by the complainant (Annexe 1).

 

(c) To consider additional comments received by the complained against (Annexe 2).

Minutes:

Members considered a report outlining the complaint, including comments received from the complainant and complained against. Following consideration of the report and its content, Members reached a unanimous  determination in respect of the complaint made.

 

(Summary of an exempt minute)