London Fire Brigade

Agenda item

Reconstitution of Committees, Standing Orders. Allowances, Delegations and Related Matters - FEP 2784

Clerk to the Authority – Providing information for consideration by the Authority, in accordance with Standing Order 16(b) and (vii), namely the Authority’s committee structure, the allocation of seats on the committees, the membership and chairmanship of committees for the remainder of the 2017-18 municipal year, the programme of meetings for the remainder of the 2017-18 year, the Standing Orders of the Authority, and the Members’ Scheme of Allowances, the Scheme of Delegation of Functions to Officers and Financial regulations.

Minutes:

A document that set out the Chair’s motion and appended details of the proposed membership and Chairs and Vice-Chairs of all committees was tabled at the meeting.

 

The Vice- Chair moved the motion:

 

That the Authority –

 

(1)           Notes the appointment by the Mayor of London of the Chair and Members of the

Authority;

 

(2)           Agrees that the committee structure as tabled (and as attached at Appendix 1 to these minutes), which includes a London Plan Working Group, be adopted for the period to 31 March 2018 with the orders of reference for each body as set out in Appendix 1 to the report FEP 2784;

 

(3)          Agrees to dis-apply strict proportionality rules in the allocation of seats on committees and allocate seats as set out in the tabled document;

 

(4&5)    Appoints Members and alternate Members to seats on committees and appoints the chairs and vice-chairs of committees as set out in the tabled document (and as attached at Appendix 1 to these minutes);

 

(6)          Re-confirms the establishment of the Joint Council on the basis of the previously-approved constitution, attached at Appendix 2 to the report, allocates seats on the Joint Council Employer’s Side and appoints Authority Members to the Joint Council as set out in the tabled document (and as attached at Appendix 2 to these minutes); agrees that Labour/Conservative Group Member can be substituted by any other LFEPA Member from their respective Groups; and agrees that the Chair of the Employer’s Side be chosen from among those Members present when it is the Employer’s Side’s turn to chair Joint Council meetings;

 

(7)          Confirms the establishment of the Local Pension Board on the basis previously approved, as set out at paragraphs 20-26 of the report, appoints Authority Members to the Board as set out in the tabled document (and as attached at Appendix 2 to these minutes), noting that these appointees are unable to be Members of the Resources Committee;  and notes that, in the interests of good governance, the Board will, as previously agreed, continue to be treated as a formal body in terms of publication of papers for Board meetings and the inclusion of legal, finance, equalities and sustainable development implications within reports to the Board;

 

(8)          Agrees the provisional programme of work for the London Plan Working Group, as set out in the report FEP 2783, attached at Appendix 9 to the report;

 

(9)          Approves the programme of Authority and committee meeting dates for the period up to March 2018, as set out at Appendix 4 to the report;

 

(10)       Approves the Standing Orders for the Authority (as set out at Appendix 5 to the report) and the Scheme of Delegation of Functions to Officers, (as set out in Appendix 6 to the report);

 

(11)       Adopts the Members Allowances Scheme as set out in Appendix 7 of the report for the remainder of the 2017-18 year;

 

(12)       Notes the Financial Regulations, as set out in Appendix 8 to the report; and

 

(13)                       Agrees that the Clerk to the Authority be instructed to implement the decisions on these matters and to discharge the associated statutory requirements as regards publicity and the keeping of records and to be given authority to make any minor, consequential revisions to the Authority’s governance documents referred to in this report as necessary following the decisions taken on this report.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Mehboob Khan, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

 

(The Authority agreed unanimously to dis-apply strict proportionality rules in the allocation of seats on committees and allocate seats as set out in the tabled document.)

 

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