Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 'C' - The Duke of Lancaster Room, County Hall, Preston. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from County Councillor T Martin.

County Councillors L Beavers, Mrs S Charles and D O'Toole were replaced at this meeting by County Councillors J Mein, P Buckley and K Iddon respectively.

 

 

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary 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:

None.

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To be confirmed, and signed by the chair.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 were presented.

 

Resolved:  That the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 be confirmed and signed by the chair.

4.

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:

None.

5.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday 8 April 2019 at 2.00pm at County Hall, Preston.

Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of the Committee would be held on Monday 8 April 2019 at 2.00 p.m. at County Hall, Preston.

 

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: That the press and members of the public be excluded fromthe 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 I of Schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosingthe information.

 

7.

Recruitment & Retention Payments for Fleet Services Technicians

(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).

Minutes:

(Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972.  It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interests in disclosing the information.)

 

Oliver Starkey, Head of Service for Public and Integrated Transport, presented a report relating to the recruitment and retention of skilled vehicle and plant technicians. Members considered and discussed the report and asked for clarification regarding a number of issues.

 

Resolved: 

 

(i)  That, consideration of the report be deferred pending a review of the council's fleet service operations by external consultants.

 

(ii)  That a report on the review findings in relation to staffing related matters be presented to the committee in three months' time or earlier should that be necessary.

8.

Review of Coroner Salaries

(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).

 

Minutes:

(Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972.  It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interests in disclosing the information.)

 

Janet Mather, Coroners Services Manager, presented a report regarding a review of Coroner salaries.

 

Resolved: That the recommendations, as set out in the report, detailing proposals for Lancashire's Senior, Area and Assistant Coroners, be approved.

9.

Local Pensions Partnership Ltd - Pay Proposals

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 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).

 

Minutes:

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 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 outweighed the public interests in disclosing the information).

 

The Committee reviewed a report which set out pay proposals made by the Local Pensions Partnership Limited (LPP).

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That the recommendations regarding pay proposals in relation to Local Pensions Partnership Limited staff, as set out in the report, be approved.

 

(ii)  That the Committee is concerned about Local Pensions Partnership Limited's fragmented approach to presenting "reserved matter" staffing proposals to the council, and the company be informed that the committee cannot guarantee favourable consideration of any future "reserved matter" proposals if they continue to be submitted piece meal.