The Senior Policy and Programme Manager introduced the report explaining it was largely unchanged since previous versions, with the exception of the inclusion of the agreed policy to review exempt reports.
In response to questions, the Strategic Director and Monitoring Officer advised that further investigations would be carried out to determine the amount of historic exempt papers and the resources required to ascertain whether they could be made public. including whether this should be from a specific date or subject specific. She highlighted that requests could also be made under existing data protection or freedom of information legislation.
That the Local Code of Corporate Governance 2023 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report be approved.