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Concluded Investigations Referred from PSC

Detailed below is a list of cases referred to the Standards Commission for Scotland (Standards Commission) by the Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland (PSC).  Cases are only referred to the Standards Commission when the PSC has concluded, following the completion of his investigation into an allegation of misconduct, that a councillor or member of a devolved public body has contravened the relevant Councillors' or Members' Code of Conduct.

In those circumstances, the PSC will submit a report to the Standards Commission for Scotland under section 14 of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.  Once this report is received, the Standards Commission may:

  • direct the PSC to carry out further investigations
  • hold a Hearing, or
  • take no action

The table contains information relating to the alleged contravention, actions taken by the Standards Commission on receipt of the report from the PSC, and details of any Hearing that may be scheduled in relation to the case.

This page will be updated with information on the outcome of any Hearing once the parties to the Hearing have been notified of the outcome in writing. Details of the Standards Commission's Hearing Rules, including the timescale for providing a written decision to the parties to a Hearing, can be viewed by clicking on the link in left menu called “Hearing Rules.”

For further details of a particular Hearing Decision, please click on the case reference in the table below or use the advanced search in the menu to the left. Details of allegation. Where a case is yet to be heard, an indication of the alleged breach is provided under the link entitled "Details of Alleged Breach" for each case.

Please note details of individual cases are removed and thereafter deleted, in line with the Standards Commission’s information retention policy.

Date Received Case Reference Respondent(s) Organisation Name Code Section Para(s) Commission Action Hearing Date & Time Hearing Venue Panel Decision Sanction Applied
06/05/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/NL/961 Cllr Paul Delaney North Lanarkshire Council
Section 3: General Conduct
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.10
3.15
3.16
3.20
20
Hold a Hearing 28/09/2011 - 9:30am North Lanarkshire Council, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB Breach Suspension
30/03/2011
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/ER/1046C Cllr Mary Montague East Renfrewshire Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.20
Hold a Hearing 06/06/2011 - 9:30am The Busby Hotel, Field Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RX Breach Censure
31/03/2010
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/SI/852 Cllr James Budge & Cllr Adam Doull Shetland Islands Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.7
5.16
Hold a Hearing 08/07/2010 - 9:30am The Shetland Hotel Holmsgarth Road Lerwick ZE1 OPW Breach Censure
12/11/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WL/814 - B Cllr Jim Dickson
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
No Further Action
12/11/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WL/814 - A Cllr Gordon Beurskens
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 5: Declaration of Interests
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
No Further Action
21/07/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/R/843 Cllr Audrey Doig Renfrewshire Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.6
5.15
5.16
Hold a Hearing 01/10/2009 - 9:30am Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XB Breach Censure
02/06/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/EA/833 Cllr Helen Coffey East Ayrshire Council Section 4: Registration of Interests
4.2
4.3
4.20
Hold a Hearing 25/08/2009 - 9:30am The Park Hotel Rugby Park Kilmarnock KA1 2DP Breach Censure
05/01/2009
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/WD/732, 736, 749 Cllr James Bollan West Dunbartonshire Council
Section 2: Key Principles of the Code of Conduct
Section 3: General Conduct
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
2.2
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.14
3.20
20
Hold a Hearing 31/03/2009 - 9:30am The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre Beardmore Street Clydebank Glasgow G81 4SA Breach Suspension
23/10/2008
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/S/636, 712 Cllr Gerard O'Brien Stirling Council
Section 3: General Conduct
Section 7: Taking Decisions on Quasi-Judicial or Regulatory Applications (Councillors’ Code only)
Annex C: Protocol for Relations between Councillors and Employees in Scottish Councils (Councillors’ Code only)
3.2
3.20
7.7
20
Hold a Hearing 24/02/2009 - 9:30am The Royal Hotel and Lodge 55 Henderson Street Bridge of Allan FK9 4HG Breach Disqualification
25/07/2008
Details of Alleged Breach
LA/Mi/631,676,677 Cllr Alex Bennett Cllr Jack Aitchison Midlothian Council Section 5: Declaration of Interests
5.3
5.18
Hold a Hearing 08/10/2008 - 9:30am Melville Castle Hotel Gilmerton Road Midlothian EH18 1AP Breach Suspension