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Constitution Committee report

Meeting: 13/02/2019 - County Council (Item 10)

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Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Constitution Committee, to present the report from the meeting held on 14 January 2019.

Minutes:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, the Chairman of the Constitution Committee, presented the report from the meeting held on 14 January 2019.

 

RESOLVED that the changes to the Constitution by the Monitoring Officer relating to ‘friendly amendments’ be ratified. 

 

 


Meeting: 14/02/2018 - County Council (Item 10)

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Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Constitution Committee, to present the recommendations from the meeting held on 15 January 2018.

Minutes:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, the Chairman of the Constitution Committee, presented the recommendations from the meeting held on 15 January 2018.

 

10.1Recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP)

 

RESOLVED

a)    To increase the Special Responsibility Allowance for committee chairs and group leaders to £6,000 for the 2018-19 financial year.

b)    To increase the Basic Allowance from £10,000 to £10,100 (1%) for the 2018-19 financial year.

c)    To increase all other special responsibility allowances by 1% in line with the recommendation for the Basic Allowance.

d)    To note the revised Members’ Allowances Scheme for 2018-19 at Annex C to the report.

 

10.2Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee

 

RESOLVED that the Constitution be amended, as set out in Annex D, to include the arrangement for the Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee to be drawn from outside the group or groups forming the administration.

 

10.3Urgent questions at Cabinet

 

RESOLVED that the Cabinet Procedural Rules in Section 9 of Part 4 of the Constitution be amended as indicated in Annex E to the report.

 

10.4Length of speeches for motions at Council

 

RESOLVED that Procedural Standing Orders in Section 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution be amended as indicated in annex F to the report. 

 

10.5Monitoring Officer changes to the constitution

 

RESOLVED that the changes to the Constitution by the Monitoring Officer shown at Annexes G, H and I be ratified. 

 

 


Meeting: 06/12/2017 - County Council (Item 78)

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Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Constitution Committee, to present the recommendations from the meeting held on 9 October 2017.

Minutes:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, the Chairman of the Constitution Committee, presented the recommendations from the meeting held on 9 October 2017.

 

78.1      Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee

An amendment to the recommendation was proposed that the committee chair should be determined by members of the opposition groups.  Cllr Hawthorne questioned whether this was lawful.

 

With the support of Council, the recommendation was referred back to the Constitution Committee for further consideration.

 

78.2      Gloucestershire Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee

RESOLVED that the constitution be amended, as set out in annex B to the report, to include the requirement for the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee to review the decisions, plans and policies of the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee.

 

78.3      Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board

A member expressed concern regarding the removal of opposition members from the board.  He believed that only having one political group represented on the board was not good for local democracy.  He called for the new arrangements to be reviewed after a suitable period.

 

RESOLVED that the revised terms of reference for the Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board, as set out in annex C to the report, be approved and adopted.

 

78.4      Oral questions at full Council

An amendment to the recommendation was proposed to retain the 30 minute notice prior to the meeting for oral questions from the public.  Cllr Hawthorne advised that the change to 12 noon the day before would allow a proper answer to be provided rather than a written answer after the meeting.  On being put to the vote, the amendment was defeated.

 

RESOLVED that procedural standing orders in section 9 of part 4 of the constitution be amended as indicated in annex D to the report. 

 

78.5      Motions at meetings of full Council

It was noted that some changes to the length of speeches had been suggested at Group Leaders and this would be considered at the next meeting of the Constitution Committee.

 

78.6      Employee Code of Conduct

RESOLVED that the revised Employee Code of Conduct, as set out in annex E to the report, be approved and adopted.

 

78.7      Monitoring Officer changes to the constitution

RESOLVED that the changes to the constitution by the Monitoring Officer shown at annexes F, G and H be ratified.