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A Cllr owns and runs a business on the same street as a Council owned hall.  The business premises is available for private hire, events and the like.  The Council owned hall can also be hired for functions and events and contains a licensed bar.

When the Council discussed granting a lease to a local charity to manage the hall, should the Cllr have requested a dispensation before taking part in the debate as the two premises could be considered in competition?
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Only the person in question can determine if they believe they may have an “interest.”

If someone else thinks there may have been a failure to disclose an interest they can submit details to MO which is the only ‘authority’ to adjudicate. 

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