Agenda and minutes

Budget and Performance Panel
Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Stephen Metcalfe, Democratic Services - telephone 01524 582073 or email  sjmetcalfe@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

15.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chairman

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

16.

Declaration of Interests

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

Members 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, Members 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, Members 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. 

Members are further reminded that Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to any meeting where consideration is given to matters relating to, or which might affect, the calculation of Council Tax.  

 

Any member of a local authority, who is liable to pay Council Tax, and who has any unpaid Council Tax amount overdue for at least two months, even if there is an arrangement to pay off the arrears, must declare the fact that he/she is in arrears and must not vote on any recommendation or decision which might affect the budget or council tax calculation.  It is a criminal offence to fail to comply with this requirement. 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

17.

Lancashire County Council Consultation on Budget Proposals pdf icon PDF 34 KB

The Panel to consider Lancashire County Council’s consultation on budget proposals. 

 

Attached. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Councillor Whitaker declared a personal and prejudicial interest in relation to this item, as an employee of the County Council and left the meeting for this item). 

 

The Chairman advised the Panel that Lancashire County Council had sent apologies for the meeting and submitted a report for comments. 

 

Resolved:

 

(1)    That the report be noted.

 

(2)    That any questions from the Panel for Lancashire County Council be submitted to Democratic Services by Friday, 25th January 2019.

 

18.

Lancashire Combined Fire Authority Budget Proposals pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Panel to consider the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority Budget Proposals. 

 

Attached. 

Minutes:

The Chairman advised the Panel that the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority had sent apologies for the meeting and submitted a report for comments. 

 

Resolved:

 

(1)    That the report be noted.

 

(2)    That any questions from the Panel for the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority be submitted to Democratic Services by Friday, 25th January 2019.  

 

19.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Budget Proposals pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Documents from the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire to be held on 21st January 2019. 

 

The Panel to consider the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Budget Proposals. 

 

Documents to follow. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman advised the Panel that the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner had sent apologies for the meeting and submitted a report. A written update was provided at the meeting. 

 

At this point the Panel considered the non-attendance of representatives of Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Combined Fire Authority and the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner to present their budget proposals.  After considering this issue it was agreed: -

 

That officers write to the Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Combined Fire Authority and the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner to express the Panel’s concern that year after year no representatives have been made available in order to answer questions on their budget proposals.”

 

Resolved:

 

(1)    That the report and written update be noted. 

 

(2)    That any questions from the Panel for the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner be submitted to Democratic Services by Friday, 25th January 2019.  

 

(3)    That officers write to the Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Combined Fire Authority and the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner to express the Panel’s concern that year after year no representatives have been made available in order to answer questions on their budget proposals.