Agenda and draft minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 8th June 2022 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Jenny Kay, Democratic Services - email  jkay@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

In accordance with Rule 8, paragraph c, Part 3 – Rules of Procedure, Section 3, the Chair and Vice Chair shall not be members of the largest political group which has Councillors serving on the Cabinet. 

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Richard Austen-Baker, seconded by Councillor Alan Biddulph and unanimously agreed:-

 

“That Councillor Darren Clifford be appointed Vice-Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the Municipal Year.” 

 

Resolved:-

 

That Councillor Darren Clifford be appointed Vice-Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the Municipal Year. 

 

 

2.

Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting held on 20 April 2022 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 20th April 2022 were signed by the Chair as a correct record. 

3.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no Items of Urgent Business. 

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest. 

5.

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Report of Head of Democratic Services. 

Minutes:

The Committee was requested to make the following appointments:

 

·       Pre- Scrutiny Champion

·       Also to appoint to the following bodies:

 

·       Homelessness Forum

·       Lancaster, Morecambe and District Fairtrade Group

 

Resolved:

 

(1)        That Councillor Jack Lennox be appointed the Pre-Scrutiny Champion for the Municipal Year. 

 

(2)        The following appointments were agreed to outside bodies:

 

·       Homelessness Forum – Councillor Mandy King

·       Lancaster, Morecambe & District Fairtrade Group - Councillor Abi Mills

 

6.

Work Programme Report

In accordance with Rule 9, Part 3 – Rules of Procedure, the public, Councillors and Executive Management Team will be asked for issues that should be considered for inclusion in the scrutiny work programme. 

 

Members of the Committee may wish to submit any further items for the Work Programme. 

Minutes:

In accordance with Rule 9, Part 3 – Rules of Procedure, the public, Councillors and Executive Management Team had been asked for issues that should be considered for inclusion in the scrutiny work programme.  It was noted that some of the Members of the Committee had submitted items.  The existing Work Programme and items submitted would be considered at the next meeting of the Committee.