Decision details

Terms of Reference for the proposed Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS)

Decision Maker: Health Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Purpose:

This report sets out the terms of reference for the proposed Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System which was developed by the Health Scrutiny Steering Group in collaboration with all upper tier local authorities within the Lancashire and South Cumbria area.

Decisions:

The Committee received the Terms of Reference for the proposed Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System.

 

During discussion, Committee members made the following comments:

 

Concern was raised that as Lancashire was the largest geographical area covered by the proposed joint committee, Lancashire residents would not be proportionately represented if Lancashire only had three seats. It was suggested that three additional seats with voting rights be allocated to Lancashire's district council members.

 

Concern was raised that appointing strictly on the basis of two members of the administration and one member from the largest opposition group would not adequately represent the wider political makeup of the Lancashire and South Cumbria area.

 

It was suggested that the wording on page one of the Terms of Reference under the membership heading be amended to read "Each local authority to appoint on the basis of two members from the administration and one opposition member." Upon being put to the vote it was;

 

Resolved: That;

 

1.  The Health Scrutiny Steering Group in collaboration with the other relevant authorities give consideration to:

 

  i.  Amend the terms of reference under membership to read "Each local authority to appoint on the basis of two members from the administration and one opposition member."

 

  ii.  Allocate three additional seats with voting rights for Lancashire's district councils.

 

2.  The Health Scrutiny Committee receive the minutes of the meetings of the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System.

Report author: Gary Halsall

Date of decision: 05/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Health Scrutiny Committee

Accompanying Documents: