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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning): 21st January, 2013

 

Report of the Director of Resources

 

Scrutiny Decision Tracking of Recommendations

 

Purpose of the Report

1.             To advise Members of progress in relation to uncompleted recommendations made by the Scrutiny Committee for

  • 2nd Quarter - July to September 2012 (Appendix A)
  • 3rd Quarter - October to December 2012 (Appendix B).

2.             To also obtain Members' views relating to progress against each recommendation, where further action may be required to ensure the required action is undertaken and to confirm those actions which are completed.

Recommendation

The views of the Committee on the status of the actions listed in Appendices A and B are sought.

Reason for the Recommendation

To maintain effective tracking of the Committee's recommendations

Background

3.             An integral part of effective scrutiny is a mechanism for Scrutiny Committees to monitor their recommendations to ensure that desired actions are carried out and, where necessary, progress is reported back. 

Relevant Issues and Options

4.             The attached Appendices set out the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee and Members are requested to review the progress against each recommendation, to assess where further action may be required to ensure the required action is undertaken and to confirm which recommendations are accepted as completed.

5.             It is important that decisions of Scrutiny Committees are tracked and monitored in this way as failure to do so could result in a risk that recommended courses of action will not be followed and consequently “lost”.  This would undermine the credibility of the scrutiny process.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

6.             None as a direct result of this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

7.             None as a direct result of this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

8.             None as a direct result of this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

9.             None as a direct result of this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

10.        None as a direct result of this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

11.        None as a direct result of this report.

Policy Framework and Budget

12.        This report is in accordance with the recommendations of the WAO Democratic Renewal Report and acknowledges the recommendations of the review of the Council's scrutiny function.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

13.        Not applicable given the issue is an internal matter.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

14.        All.

Background Papers

Relevant Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet minutes.

Contact Officer

Karen Bowen, Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer, Tel: 01446 709856.

Officers Consulted

None.

Responsible Officer:

Siân Davies, Director of Resources

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