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Meeting of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 03/04/2001
3rd April 2001



AGENDA

1. MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 26th February 2001 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY AND OTHER INTERESTS

To receive from Members, in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, disclosure of any pecuniary interests which are required to be disclosed by Section 94(1) of the Local Government Act 1972; and any personal non-pecuniary interests in such matters, in accordance with paragraph 10 of the National Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. MONITORING OF THE PILOT ARRANGEMENTS

This is a standing report on all Overview and Scrutiny Committee agenda, inviting suggestions to amend and improve the operation of the Committee process. Please see the attached outcome of recent members’ workshop at Appendix A.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee present issues for change.


CALL-IN ITEMS

The following item(s) was (were) considered by the Executive Committee on 20th March 2001. Three members of this Committee (named) have since requested that they would like to scrutinise the decision(s) taken at that meeting.

Item(s) to be notified to the Committee if received by the deadline of noon, 28th March 2001.


FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME

5. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - FOUR MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME

To receive the updated Executive Committee Four Month Rolling Programme of key decisions attached as Appendix B.


6. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

To receive at Appendix C the current Work Programme.

OVERVIEW/PREVIEW OF COUNCIL POLICIES

7. REVIEW OF SUPPORT SERVICES

To receive a Scoping Report at Appendix D which has been prepared following the Committee’s decision at the meeting on 26th February 2001 to include a review of support services for members in its Committee work programme. The report seeks approval to the content, timetable and parameters of the review of support services for members.

Recommendation

It is recommended that this Scoping Report be approved and a review of support services and facilities for members, as set out in the report, be undertaken.

BROAD REVIEW OF MATTERS OF WIDER LOCAL CONCERN IN THE BOROUGH

8. CREDIT UNIONS

A report on this matter was presented to the February meeting of this Committee and members were keen to receive presentations from individuals who had been involved with the introduction of Credit Unions and from any organisation which had considered but rejected their implementation. It has not been possible to arrange for individuals to attend this meeting. Officers are, working, however to ensure that speakers are identified to present to the next meeting of this Committee in June 2001. Members may then be in a better position to make an informed decision on whether to recommend to the Executive Committee that a feasibility study is commenced.

Recommendation

It is recommended that consideration of this matter be deferred to enable officers to complete arrangements for speakers to attend the next meeting of this Committee and to present views on the subject of Credit Unions.

9. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been duly given in accordance with Standing Order 43.


10. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:-

Recommendation

That pursuant to Standing Order 48(4) and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).

11. ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

To consider matters (if any) relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which, it is felt, may need to be considered in Exempt session.



For further information or assistance, please telephone Susan Farrell, Principal Committee Secretary on extension 3492 or 01483 869492.