Agenda and minutes

Member Management Committee
Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 3.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Phil Garnett (0113) 39 51632  Email: phil.garnett@leeds.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

19.

Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15,2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules. (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)

 

(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting.)

Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

20.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-

Minutes:

There were no resolutions to exclude the public.

21.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

Minutes:

There were no late items submitted for consideration.

22.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.

23.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Khan. Councillor G Hussain was in attendance as substitute.

24.

Minutes - 11th November 2014 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11th November 2014.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 11th November 2015 were approved as a correct record.

25.

Appointment of Elected Members to the Board of Aspire Community Benefit Society pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive a report of the Head of Service, Learning Disability Community Support Service seeking nominations from up to 3 Elected Members to become Directors on the Board of Aspire Community Benefit Society.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Service, Learning Disability Community Support Service submitted a report which sought nominations from up to 3 Elected Members to become Directors on the Board of Aspire Community benefit Society.

 

RESOLVED – That the Leeds City Council elected Member representation on the Board of Aspire Community Benefit Society be agreed as 1 Labour; 1 Conservative and 1 Liberal Democrat.

 

26.

New Members Induction Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To receive a report of the City Solicitor outlining the induction programme for 2015 and seeking views as to whether the proposed Doorstep Challenge Equality training should be mandatory for all Members.. 

 

 

Minutes:

The City Solicitor submitted a report which outlined the induction programme for 2015 and sought views as to whether the proposed Doorstep Challenge Equality training should be mandatory for all Members.

 

Members discussed the validity of making the Doorstep Challenge Equality training compulsory and whether this was necessary.

 

It was noted that it would be good practice for all members to have this training and should be strongly urged to undertake it.

 

RESOLVED – The Committee resolved to:

 

(a)   note the contents of the report; and

(b)   Strongly recommend group whips to request that all Members undertake  the doorstep Challenge Equality training.

 

(Councillor A Blackburn arrived at 3:40pm during discussion of this item)

27.

Appointment of local authority governors to academies pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive a report of the Governor Support Service outlining the procedure for identification and appointment of local authority governors to academies.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members agreed that this item be deferred to the next meeting.

28.

Local Authority Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive a report of the City Solicitor which provides an update on the current position regarding Member appointments to outside bodies and seeks to confirm Member nominations to remaining vacancies.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The City Solicitor submitted a report which provided an update on the current position regarding member appointments to outside bodies; and sought to confirm Member nominations to remaining vacancies.

 

It was noted that the Green Group would be interested in providing a representative for the Private Rented sector Forum, should a vacancy become available

 

Members considered a number of issues in respect of appointment to Outside Bodies and:

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That Councillor Campbell fill the Liberal vacancy on the City Centre Partnership;

(b)  That Councillor Wilford replace former Councillor Andy Parnham on Leeds Mind;

(c)  That Honary Alderman Monks be contacted to see if she still wishes to be on the Leeds Parish Church Exhibition Foundation;

(d)  That the Conservative Group whip give consideration to who would replace former Councillor Fox on Friends of Leeds City Museum; and

(e)  That the change of appointments since the last meeting of the Committee as details under paragraph 3.3 of the submitted report be noted.