Agenda and draft minutes

Standards and Audit Committee
Thursday, 19th March, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield

Contact: Amanda Clayton  01246 34 5273

Items
No. Item

44.

Declarations of Members' and Officers' Interests relating to Items on the Agenda

Minutes:

No declarations were received.

45.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Brady, A Brittain, Caulfield, T Murphy and Wilson.

46.

Covid 19 - Urgent changes to delegation scheme pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer presented a report to the committee explaining that the interim framework had been drafted in the current challenging circumstances in order to enable the Council to continue to make decisions in the exercise of its functions. The report set out the legal background and a range of suggestions on which the Chief Executive, Leader of the Council, Leader of the Opposition and the Cabinet Member for Governance had been consulted. It was acknowledged that if issues arise during implementation these would be addressed.

 

It was clarified that it would be the decision of the Chief Executive to implement this framework and also to end it. It was acknowledged that Standards and Audit Committee provides an important check and balance function and that this would continue.

 

The committee thanked all the officers involved in preparing this framework so promptly.

 

RESOLVED: -

 

That the committee approve the framework set out in the report for delegated decision making and execution of deeds subject to the following amendments;

 

1.   That the Leader of the Main Opposition Group be added to the list of parties to be consulted for further delegations and/or additions to and/or amendments to the list detailed in the report.

2.   That a review of these arrangements be undertaken in three months time by members of this committee.