SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
Minutes of a meeting held on 1st October, 2013.
Present: Councillor N. Moore (Chairman); Councillors L. Burnett and J.W. Thomas.
435 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE –
These were received from Councillors S.C. Egan, C.P. Franks and G. John.
436 MINUTES –
RESOLVED – T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 17th July, 2013 be approved as a correct record.
437 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST –
No declarations were received.
438 APPOINTMENT OF LAY MEMBER TO AUDIT COMMITTEE (HDS) –
The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (the Measure) contained specific provisions / requirements which local authorities must meet with regard to its Audit Committee.
The Measure provided for local authorities to include up to a third of the membership of its Audit Committee to be from outside the Council. In fact, at least one member of the Committee must be a Lay Member. With this in mind, the Terms of Reference / membership of the Audit Committee (as agreed at the Annual Meeting) provided for the appointment of one Lay Member to the Committee.
The first appointment exercise took place in 2012 and resulted in Mr. P. Lewis being appointed as the Lay Member on the Committee for a period of one year (which expired on 16th September 2013).
An advertisement had been placed in the press and, of the 11 valid applications submitted, six had been shortlisted and were interviewed by the Committee.
439 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC –
RESOLVED - T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.
440 APPOINTMENT OF LAY MEMBER TO AUDIT COMMITTEE (HDS) (EXEMPT INFORMATION – PARAGRAPH 12) –
RESOLVED – T H A T Mr. P.R. Lewis be appointed as a Lay Member to the Council’s Audit Committee, the appointment to run until the Local Government elections in May 2017.
Reason for decision
To ensure compliance with the provisions of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011.