Agenda Item No. 10
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
ANNUAL MEETING: 23RD MAY, 2012
REPORT OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
QUASI-JUDICIAL COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES: APPOINTMENT, TERMS OF REFERENCE AND MEMBERSHIP
Attached at Appendix A is a list of Quasi-Judicial Committees and other bodies, together with proposed terms of reference and membership. Members are asked to note a number of proposed amendments to certain terms of reference, which are shown emboldened for ease of reference.
In addition, Members are asked to note the following specific provisions of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 with regard to the appointment of the Audit Committee and the (new) Democratic Services Committee:
(i) Audit Committee
The membership of the Audit Committee is to be determined by Council subject to:
(a) At least two thirds of the members must be Vale of Glamorgan Councillors, of whom no more than one member may be a member of the Executive (i.e. Cabinet), who must not be the Leader.
(b) Up to one third of the members may be from outside the Council and at least one member must be at least one Lay Member.
Chairing the Committee
The Audit Committee shall be chaired by a person elected by its members. The Chairman may be a Vale of Glamorgan Councillor or a Lay Member but must not be a member any Group which has members on the Executive.
All Audit Committee members, including Lay Members, have the right to vote on any issue considered by the Committee.
Frequency of meetings
The Committee must meet at least once a year.
(ii) Democratic Services Committee
To comprise of Councillors only – to be politically balanced with no more than 1 Executive Member, who cannot be the Leader.
Full Council to appoint the Chairman, who must not be a member of any political group on the Executive.
The Democratic Services Committee itself is a new Committee and is required to be appointed under the Measure. The proposed initial Terms of Reference for the Committee are as set out in Appendix A.
RECOMMENDED - T H A T the Quasi-Judicial Committees and other bodies, together with their terms of reference and membership (including the emboldened changes recommended) as set out in Appendix A, be appointed for the ensuing municipal year.
Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011
Jeff Wyatt, Tel: 01446 709408
Director of Finance, ICT and Property
Operational Manager - Democratic Services
John Maitland Evans, Chief Executive