Date and time

of Meeting                WEDNESDAY, 17TH APRIL, 2013 AT 4.00 P.M.


Venue                      COMMITTEE ROOM 1, CIVIC OFFICES




1.         Apologies for absence.

[View Apologies for Absence Minute]


2.         Minutes.

[View Minute]


3.         To receive declarations of interest.

(Note: Members seeking advice on this item are asked to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 48 hours before the meeting.)

[View Declarations of Interest Minute]


4          Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011: Update / Action Plan.

[View Action Plan Update Minute]


5.         Wales Audit Office Scrutiny Improvement Study.

[View WAO Scrutiny Improvement Study Minute]


6.         Members' Annual Reports.

[View Members Annual Reports Minute]


7.         Revised Draft Member Development Strategy.

[View Revised Draft Member Development Strategy Minute]


8.         Draft Supplementary Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales Re: Remuneration for Chairs of Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

[View Remuneration Minute]


9.         Citizens’ Panel Consultation re Scrutiny Committees : January 2011.

The original outcome report of the 2011 survey of public awareness of scrutiny is attached.  The findings remain relevant and can serve as background / baseline information for the Committee in terms of future initiatives to increase public engagement in / awareness of the scrutiny process.).

[View Citizens Panel Consultation Minute]




Siân Davies

Managing Director


10th April, 2013


To All Members of the Democratic Services Committee

Chairman: Councillor C.P. Franks

Vice-Chairman: Councillor R.L. Traherne

Councillors: R.J. Bertin, Ms. B.E. Brooks, J. Drysdale, Dr. I.J. Johnson,   G.H. Roberts, J.W. Thomas, E. Williams, and M.R. Wilson.