Agenda and minutes

Member Management Committee
Tuesday, 12th November, 2013 4.00 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Andy Booth (0113) 24 74325  Email: andy.booth@leeds.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

12.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

In the absence of the Chair, a nomination was submitted for Councillor E Nash to chair the meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor E Nash be elected Chair of the meeting.

 

 

13.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the Member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19-20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

 

14.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors G Harper, G Latty and K Mitchell.

 

15.

Minutes - 4 June 2013 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2013

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2013 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

16.

Prescribed Training Licensing and Regulatory Panels pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The report of the Head of Scrutiny and member Development seeks the approval of Member Management Committee on the definition of the prescribed compulsory training for Elected Members sitting on Licensing and Regulatory Panels.

 

Minutes:

The report of the Head of Scrutiny and Member Development sought approval on the definition of the prescribed compulsory training for Elected Members sitting on Licensing and Regulatory Panels.

 

Peter Marrington, Head of Scrutiny and Member Development presented the report.

 

Members’ attention was brought to the proposed prescribed training as outlined in the report and requirements for both new and experienced Members.  Discussion regarding the delivery methods for training took place and Members expressed a preference towards case study style training.

 

RESOLVED – That the proposals for the prescribed training of Licensing and Regulatory Members be approved.

 

17.

Members ICT Upgrade Project pdf icon PDF 198 KB

The report of the Chief Officer (ICT) provides a summary of the Members ICT Upgrade Project

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Officer (ICT) provided a summary of the members ICT Upgrade Project and sought the views of Members on the following areas:

 

·  The use of tablet devices abroad, and

·  The ICT support arrangements for Councillors.

 

Andy Keightley, Business Relationship Manager presented the report.

 

The following was discussed:

 

·  Members were asked to consider options outlined in the report for use of tablet devices abroad.  It was reported that charges would be incurred for using data outside any available wifi networks when abroad.  It was queried as to who should pay the costs should there be a charge for wifi services.

·  It was reported that there was a monthly data allowance of 2GB for use of tablet devices within the UK.  Further to a query of who should be charged if this allowance was exceeded, it was reported that there had not been any known instances of this happening.

·  With regard to ICT support arrangements for Councillors, it was suggested that this issue be deferred to allow for further discussion within groups.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the individual Member be regcharged the full cost of using tablet devices abroad.

(2)  That ICT support arrangements be deferred to allow for further discussion within groups.

 

18.

Local Authority Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 64 KB

The report of the City Solicitor provides an update on the current position regarding Member appointments to Outside Bodies.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the City Solicitor provided an update on the current position regarding Member appointments to outside bodies and also sought to confirm Member nominations to remaining vacancies.

 

With regards to the Charities of Thomas Wade and Others, it was proposed that as there was no Member from the ruling group appointed to the Charity, that the current allocation to the Green Group be allocated to the Labour Group.  In the first instance, it was suggested that the Charity be contacted to ascertain whether an additional or alternative Elected Member appointment could be made at this point in the year.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)  That the change of appointments since the last meeting of the Committee, as detailed in Paragraph 3.1 of the report be noted.

(2)  That the Charities of Thomas Wade and Others be contacted to ascertain whether an additional or alternate Elected Member appointment could be made and that the outcome of these discussions be reported back to the next meeting of Member Management Committee.

 

19.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

Minutes:

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 4.00 p.m.