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Review of the Committee System

Meeting: 02/07/2018 - Democracy Committee (Item 19)

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Minutes:

Mrs Angela Woodhouse, the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance, introduced her report setting out the terms of reference and timetable for the review to be undertaken of the Committee structure, excluding the Regulatory Committees. 

 

The Committee was also asked to consider the evidence and research required and to determine how the review should be undertaken.

 

The Committee agreed that a Working Group should be appointed to undertake the review, and that the membership of the Group should comprise all Members of the Democracy Committee.  Provision should be made for a mix of daytime and evening meetings to enable all Members of the Committee to be involved.  In addition to that suggested in the report, the evidence and research required should include details of the budget for each Committee and an examination of the role of Councillors on Committees and their use of the Committee system by, for example, putting an item on a Committee agenda for consideration, attending the meeting and speaking on the item.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That the terms of reference and timetable for the review to be undertaken of the Committee structure, excluding the Regulatory Committees, as set out in the report of the Head Policy, Communications and Governance, be adopted.

 

2.  That a Working Group be appointed to undertake the review, and that the membership of the Group should comprise all Members of the Democracy Committee.  Provision should be made for a mix of daytime and evening meetings to enable all Members of the Committee to be involved.  In addition to that suggested in the report, the evidence and research required should include details of the budget for each Committee and an examination of the role of Councillors on Committees and their use of the Committee system by, for example, putting an item on a Committee agenda for consideration, attending the meeting and speaking on the item.

 

Voting:  8 – For  0 – Against  0 – Abstentions

 


 

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