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Agenda Item No. 8

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

ANNUAL MEETING: 11TH MAY, 2016

 

REPORT OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

 

QUASI-JUDICIAL COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES: APPOINTMENT, TERMS OF REFERENCE AND MEMBERSHIP

 

Members are reminded of the procedure agreed at the Annual Meeting in 2015 to determine the allocation of seats across Committees (as summarised in Appendix A). 

 

Appendix B is the calculation relating to the political balance requirement for Committees in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.  The Regulatory Services Joint Committee has not been included in the list as Full Council previously appointed two specific Members to be the Council’s representatives.  Similarly, whilst the Public Protection Licensing Committee is included, the Statutory Licensing Committee is not as it does not need to be politically balanced (although it can be and, in fact, is) as it does not constitute a Committee created under the Local Government Act 1972. Furthermore, the membership of both committees is the same and, as such, only one need count in terms of the overall political balance calculations.

 

Attached at Appendix C is a list of Quasi-Judicial Committees and other bodies, together with existing terms of reference and details of Groups’ entitlement to seats.. 

 

It is proposed that the seats formerly occupied by former Councillor Clarke remain vacant until the outcome of the resultant by-election is known (following which any adjustments to Groups’ entitlements to seats will be submitted to Council for consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

(1)       That the process to be followed to determine the allocation of seats on quasi-judicial committees and other bodies be as set out in Appendix A.

Background Papers

Council Constitution

Local Government and Housing Act 1989

Local Government (Committees and Political Groups) Regulations 1990

Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011

Contact Officer

Jeff Wyatt, Tel: 01446 709408

Officers Consulted

Monitoring Officer

Operational Manager - Democratic Services

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas, Managing Director

 

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