Agenda and minutes

Constitution Committee
Friday, 16 September 2016 1.30 pm

Venue: Executive Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield. View directions

Contact: Mrs R. Palmer (Tel: 0116 305 6098)  Email: rosemary.palmer@leics.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

47.

Appointment of Chairman.

Mr N.J. Rushton was nominated as Chairman elect at the Council meeting on 18 May 2016.

 

Minutes:

That Mr N. J. Rushton CC be elected Chairman for the period ending with the date of the Annual Meeting of the County Council in 2017.

 

Mr N. J. Rushton CC – in the Chair

 

 

 

48.

Election of Deputy Chairman.

Minutes:

That Mr. J. B. Rhodes CC be appointed Deputy Chairman for the period ending with the Annual Meeting of the County Council in 2017.

 

49.

Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2016 were taken as read, confirmed and signed.

 

50.

Question Time.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive reported that no questions had been received under Standing Order 35.

 

 

51.

Questions asked under Standing Order 7(3) and 7(5).

Minutes:

The Chief Executive reported that no questions had been received under Standing Order 7(3) and 7(5).

 

52.

Urgent Items.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items for consideration.

 

 

53.

Declarations of interest.

Minutes:

The Chairman invited members who wished to do so to declare any interest in respect of items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations were made.

 

54.

Review and Revision of the Constitution. pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chief Executive which recommended changes to the Constitution.  A copy of the report marked ‘Agenda Item 8’ is filed with these minutes.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the County Council be recommended to approve the proposed changes to the Constitution as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

55.

Appointment of Independent Persons. pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chief Executive regarding the appointment of Independent Persons to support the Member Conduct Complaints Process. A copy of the report, marked ‘Agenda Item 9’, is filed with these minutes.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Committee:

 

(a)  Recommends the County Council appoint Mr Surrinder Sharma, Mr Gordon Grimes, Mrs Jayne Kelly, Professor David Bonner and Mr Michael Pearson to serve as Independent Persons for a term of four years ending on 30 September, 2020;

(b)  Supports the proposals for payment to the independent persons on a daily rate basis in line with allowances paid for jury service.