To declare or not to declare?That is the question….

26 Oct

Sent in by correspondent Hercules:

Council leader Paul Diviani proudly admits that he is a founder-member of the East Devon Business Forum, and has attended 27 of their meetings. He often declares an interest in the AONB in council meetings.  But strangely he failed to declare an interest in the EDBF when he was chairman of the planning committee in 2009-10 which approved 5 major applications by fellow EDBF members. Puzzling!

One Response to “To declare or not to declare?That is the question….”

  1. Show and Tell October 26, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Hypothetically can anyone clarify whether a failure to declare an interest in a situation such as this, is ‘simply’ a breach of the code of practice or whether it could be seen as an illegal misuse of power.

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