Agenda and draft minutes

General Purposes Committee
Friday, 30th August, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Email: harriet.speight@leeds.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

9.

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.

10.

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.

11.

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.

12.

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 2000 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 interest.

13.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Cohen, W Kidger, R Charlwood, S Golton and D Blackburn. Councillor A Forsaith was in attendance as substitute.

 

 

14.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24th June 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 24th June 2019 be approved as a correct record.

15.

Establishing a North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To consider the report of the City Solicitor that introduces proposals to appoint a mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

The City Solicitor submitted a report that introduced proposals to appoint a mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) for Vascular Services.

 

The proposed terms of reference for the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Mandatory JHOSC for Vascular Services were appended to the report.

 

Steven Courtney, Principal Scrutiny Adviser, was in attendance and introduced the report. Members were informed that the following information had been recently received from NHS England:

 

a)  The exact timing of the planned public consultation:  28 August – 30 November 2019

b)  The date by which NHS England require comments from the JHOSC:  30 November 2019

c)  The date by which NHS England expects to make a decision as to whether or not to proceed with the proposal:  31 December 2019

 

Councillor Hayden, Chair of the Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles) noted that although changes arising from NHS England’s preferred option were unlikely to directly affect services in Leeds, patients who live on the borders of the city may be impacted by changes across the region.

 

RESOLVED – That the following be recommended to Full Council:

 

a)  That Council resolves to appoint a mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) together with the authorities set out in Appendix 1.

b)  That Council approves the terms of reference for the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services) set out at Appendix 1.

c)  That Council delegates relevant functions, as set out in Appendix 1, which shall be exercisable by the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services), subject to the terms and conditions specified. 

d)  That Council agrees to appoint the following members from the Council’s Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles) as Council’s representatives to serve on the mandatory North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vascular Services):

·  Councillor Helen Hayden and Councillor Graham Latty.

 

 

16.

Time and date of next meeting

The next meeting will take place 15th October 2019 at 2 pm

Minutes:

The next meeting will take place 15th October 2019 at 2 pm

 

(The meeting ended at 4:45 pm)