Angus CouncilTel: 03452 777 778

ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of SPECIAL MEETING of the FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Tuesday 25 May 1999 at 5.15 pm.

Present: Councillors ALEX KING, ALISTAIR GRAY, STEPHEN LESLIE, IAN MACKINTOSH, WILLIAM MIDDLETON, GLENNIS MIDDLETON, PETER MURPHY, ROB MURRAY, ROBERT MYLES, PETER NIELD and BILL ROBERTON.

Apologies: Apologies for absence were intimated on behalf of Councillors BRIAN MILNE and DAVID SELFRIDGE.

Councillor KING, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCE ­ SUMMARY OF ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES

With reference to Article 12 of the minute of meeting of this Committee of 16 March 1999, there was submitted Report No 513/99 by the Director of Finance appending details of payments made to Councillors in the Financial Year 1998/99. The Report detailed the amount and nature of the payments which had been made against each individual Councillor.

The Committee agreed to note the Councillors’ allowances and expenses as shown on the Appendix to the Report.

The following matter was, on the determination of the Convener, dealt with as a matter of urgency in order that the appropriate payments could be made without any delay.

2. MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCE ­ SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY ALLOWANCES - OPPOSITION MEMBERS

With reference to Article 14 of the minute of meeting of this Committee of 17 March 1998, there was submitted Report No 522/99 by the Director of Finance indicating that a request had been received from opposition members that the total special responsibility allowances be divided equally amongst all members of opposition groups. This would result in the payment of eight special responsibility allowances each of £555.

The Committee agree to approve the payment of special responsibility allowances to all opposition members.