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APPENDIX II to the minute of meeting of the Personnel and Property Services Committee of 27 November 2001 (Article 6(c) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the APPEALS SUB-COMMITTEE of the PERSONNEL AND PROPERTY SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the Committee Room, 7 The Cross, Forfar on Wednesday 21 November 2001 at 9.30 am.

Present: Councillors BILL MIDDLETON, RON SCRIMGEOUR and PETER MURPHY.

Councillor BILL MIDDLETON, Convener, in the Chair.

1. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved, in terms of Standing Order 27(2), that the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item, so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraph 1.

2. SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT ­ APPEAL AGAINST DISMISSAL

The Sub-Committee considered an appeal against dismissal lodged by an employee of the Social Work Department.

The Sub-Committee heard submissions by the Head of Operations (Children's Services), Social Work Department, on behalf of the Department, and by Mr John Muir of Messrs Muir, Myles and Laverty, Solicitors, on behalf of the appellant, and took into account the statements of witnesses called by the Head of Operations, following which the parties withdrew from the meeting.

Following discussion, the Sub-Committee found that the grounds of the appeal had not been substantiated and that accordingly the appeal be not upheld.

The parties were then recalled to the meeting and advised of the decision.

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