Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee
Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015 6.00 pm

Venue: HMS Brave Room - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Brough  Team Leader - Democratic Support

Items
No. Item

6.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors S M Le Chevalier and C J Smith.

7.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointments of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was noted that in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, Councillors P S Le Chevalier and P G Heath had been appointed as substitutes for Councillor S M Le Chevalier and C J Smith respectively.

8.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To confirm the attached Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 September 2014.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 22 September 2014 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

10.

Duty Officer and Emergency Response Schemes and Payment Policies pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Governance.

Minutes:

The Director of Governance presented the Duty Officer and Emergency Response Schemes and Payment Policies to the Committee for its consideration.

 

It was moved by Councillor M D Conolly, duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED:     (a)   That the new Emergency Response Scheme and Payment Policy be approved for introduction from 1 January 2015.

 

                          (b)   That the new Duty Officer Scheme and Payment Policy be approved for introduction from 1 February 2015.

 

                          (c)   That the Director of Governance be authorised to make any minor changes to the schemes and payment policies and any associated adjustments to the Statement of Particulars and Condition of Service documents.

 

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 38 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor M R Eddy, duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED: That, under Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the remainder of the business on the grounds that the item to be considered involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

12.

Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 - Ill Health Retirement

To consider the report of the Head of Paid Service.

Minutes:

The Director of Governance presented the report on the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 – Ill Health Retirement application.

 

It was moved by Councillor M D Conolly, duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED: (a)      That the Director of Governance be authorised to seek a further Independent Registered Medical Practitioner (IRMP) assessment and report, with a specific requirement that the subject be examined by the medical practitioner.

 

                       (b)      That the Chief Executive be authorised to make the decision in relation to the subject’s ill health retirement application in accordance with regulation 36 of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013.