Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Board (Adults,Health & Active Lifestyles) - Friday, 9th July, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Angela Brogden (0113) 37 88661  Email: angela.brogden@leeds.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

Co-opted Member present - Dr J Beal

 

1.

Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 25* 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 25, notice of an appeal must be received in writing by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).

Minutes:

There were no appeals.

 

2.

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:

 

  No exempt items have been identified.

Minutes:

There were no exempt items.

 

3.

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.

 

4.

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 or other interests.

 

5.

Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J Dowson, M Iqbal and W Kidger. Councillors J Lennox and E Nash were in attendance as substitutes.

 

6.

Minutes - 16th March 2021 pdf icon PDF 697 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 16th March 2021.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 16th March 2021 be

approved as a correct record.

 

7.

Board Member appointments and the Health Service Developments Working Group arrangement. pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services on the appointment of co-opted members; the appointment of Board Members to the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee; and the Health Service Developments Working Group arrangement.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Scrutiny Board’s Principal Scrutiny Adviser introduced the report submitted by the Head of Democratic Services.  It was acknowledged that during the Board’s consultative meeting on 15th June 2021, the views of Board Members had been sought in relation to the appointment of co-opted members; the Scrutiny Board’s representation on the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee; and adopting the Health Service Developments Working Group arrangement for the current municipal year (2021/22).  During that stage, it was noted that the views expressed by the Scrutiny Board would inform the position for approval at the Board’s next formal meeting.

 

The views expressed by the Board were reflected within the report submitted by the Head of Democratic Services. The Principal Scrutiny Adviser therefore sought the Board’s approval on the proposed position relating to each matter and addressed these separately as follows:

 

Ø  Non-voting co-opted members

 

With regard to the appointment of non-voting co-opted members, it was proposed that the Board appoints Dr John Beal as a standing non-voting co-opted member to represent Healthwatch Leeds.

 

With regard to the appointment of any other non-voting co-opted members, it was proposed that the Board adopts an ad hoc approach in terms of considering the appointment of co-opted members linked to a particular scrutiny inquiry.

 

Ø  Health Service Developments Working Group

 

Having already expressed its support for the Health Service Developments Working Group arrangements to be continued, Members were asked to formally agree that these arrangements, as set out in the draft terms of reference document appended to the report, be established for this current municipal year (2021/22).

 

Ø  West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

In acknowledging that the Board’s previous representatives on the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee had included the Chair and Councillor Graham Latty, Members had previously expressed their support for the same arrangement to continue.  It was therefore proposed that Councillor Marshall-Katung and Councillor Latty be appointed onto the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee to represent the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board.

 

RESOLVED –

(a)  That Dr John Beal be formally appointed as a standing non-voting co-opted member of the Scrutiny Board to represent Healthwatch Leeds.

(b)  That the Board adopts an ad hoc approach in terms of considering the appointment of any other co-opted members linked to a particular scrutiny inquiry.

(c)  That the Health Service Developments Working Group arrangement, in accordance with the draft terms of reference set out within the agenda report, be established for this current municipal year (2021/22).

(d)  That Councillor Marshall-Katung and Councillor Graham Latty be appointed onto the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee for this current municipal year (2021/22) to represent the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board.

 

8.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board is holding a Call In meeting on 9th July 2021 at 11 am.

Minutes:

The Chair highlighted that a Call In meeting of the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board was being held immediately following this meeting, with a starting time of 11.00 am.