Section 80: Recommendation by case tribunal
191.Section 80 makes provision that any case tribunal which has adjudicated on any matter may make recommendations about any matters relating to the exercise of the relevant authority’s functions, code of conduct or standards committee. A copy of any recommendations must be sent to the Standards Board or the Local Commissioner in Wales.
192.The relevant authority to whom recommendations are made is under a duty to consider them within three months and it must prepare a report for the Standards Board or Local Commissioner outlining what action it has taken or proposes to take. Subsection (4) states that the relevant authority’s consideration of a report may be discharged only by the authority or by the standards committee of that authority. If the Standards Board or Local Commissioner is not satisfied with the action taken or proposed, subsection (5) provides it with the power to require the relevant authority to publish a statement giving details of the recommendations made by the case tribunal and of the authority’s reasons for not fully implementing them.