Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 'B' - The Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Preston. View directions

Contact: Chris Mather  Tel: 01772 533559, Email:  chris.mather@lancashire.gov.uk

Note: The meeting will commence at 3.30pm or on the rising of Cabinet whichever is the later 

Items
No. Item

County Councillor Andrew Snowden replaced County Councillor David Stansfield.

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

None.

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Interests

Members are asked to consider any Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the Agenda.

Minutes:

There were no interests declared.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting held on 22 October 2014 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2017 as a true and correct record.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 October 2014 be agreed as a correct record and signed by the chair

4.

Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Resolved: That the appointment of County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE as Chair, County Councillor Albert Atkinson as Deputy Chair, and the Terms of Reference and Constitution of the Committee, be noted.

5.

Urgent Business

An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the Minutes, the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.  Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any Member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.

Minutes:

There was no Urgent Business.

6.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, it considers that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972, as indicated against the heading to the item.

Minutes:

Resolved: The Committee agreed that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1,2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

7.

Senior Management Structure

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972.  It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interests in disclosing the information).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Before the commencement of the item, the committee considered whether the item was a matter which could not await the next ordinary meeting of Full Council and was therefore required to be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

It was moved and seconded that the matter be dealt with by the committee as a matter of urgency, and

 

Resolved: That the matter be dealt with by the committee as a matter of urgency.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 15.9.5, County Councillors Azhar Ali, David Whipp, John Fillis and Lorraine Beavers requested that it be recorded in the minutes that they voted against the motion.

 

The Committee then considered the recommendation of Cabinet that the Terms of Reference of the Employment Committee be temporarily amended to enable the Committee to implement the Council's new Senior Management Structure. 

 

The revised Terms of Reference meant that the Employment Committee would be responsible for appointment decisions and any dismissals due to redundancy. 

 

Resolved: That the Terms of Reference of the Employment Committee be temporarily amended to enable the Committee to make all appointment decisions and any dismissals due to redundancy in relation to the Council's new Senior Management Structure.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 15.9.5, County Councillors Azhar Ali, David Whipp, John Fillis and Lorraine Beavers requested that it be recorded in the minutes that they voted against the motion.