Complaint Number: LA/Fi/2044
Date case started: 21 Jul 2017
Decision issued: 15 Nov 2017
Allegation against: Councillor Tim Brett
Complaint Category: 3.16
Nature of allegation
That the respondent breached paragraph 3.16 of the Code.
Decision by Commissioner
Following an investigation, the Commissioner has submitted a report to the Standards Commission for Scotland setting out his conclusion that Councillor Tim Brett has contravened the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in certain respects. The report incorporates Councillor Brett’s comments on the Commissioner’s conclusion. The Commissioner’s Report and Joint Statement of Facts are available below.
The Standards Commission has decided to hold a public hearing to determine whether a contravention of the Code has occurred and, if so, the sanction to be imposed. Councillor Brett will be entitled to be heard and be represented at the Hearing.
The outcome of that hearing was that Councillor Tim Brett had contravened the Code and was censured. Further information on the Standards Commission’s Hearing Process and Rules can be found on their website at http://www.standardscommissionscotland.org.uk/cases/hearing-rules The Standards Commission’s decision will also be published on their website after the conclusion of the Hearing.
jsf la fi 2044 final_redacted.pdf