Councillors in political balance. Chair appointed by Council
Terms of Reference
To make appointments to Committees and outside
bodies (other than those made at Annual Council) or by
To determine the method of response and, where
necessary, agree responses, on behalf of the Council, to requests
for responses to consultations made to the Council.
To agree the annual timetable of Lancaster City
Council meetings and any other timetabling issues which may
To take urgent decisions on issues which fall within
the Terms of Reference of Council, for example regarding Parish
Councils, where it would not be practical to convene Full Council
and is not prohibited by statute.
To agree amendments to all parts of the
Constitution, on a referral from the Audit Committee or Monitoring
Officer, other than the Responsibility for Functions –
(non-executive function changes are reserved to Council and
executive functions are decided by the Leader), Financial
Regulations and Procedures, Contract Procedure Rules (reserved to
Audit Committee) and minor constitutional amendments which are
within the responsibility of the Monitoring Officer (see the table
at paragraph 10.6 in Part 1).
To manage issues relating to Councillors, including
monitoring training and development undertaken.
To agree civic and ceremonial matters in
consultation with the Mayor.
To determine seniority in relation to making an
invitation for a Councillor to be proposed as a future