Venue: Council Chamber 3 Spilman Street Carmarthen SA31 1LQ
RESOLVED: That the Chairperson of the
Joint Scrutiny Committee be Cllr.A.N.Woolcock for a
two year period.
RESOLVED: That the Vice Chairperson
of the Joint Scrutiny Committee be Cllr.R.James for a
two year period.
Declarations of Interest
following Member made a declaration of interest at the commencement of the
Cllr.S.E.Freeguard Re the Regional Projects as she is a Member
of the ABMU Community Health Council and also Vice Chair of Neath Port Talbot
County Borough Council’s Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.
received and noted the Terms of Reference, together with Background Papers in
relation to the Joint Scrutiny Committee.
received and noted the Procedure Rules for the Joint Scrutiny Committee, which
were the rules used by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, the host
Authority. From the papers it was noted
that the call in period was three days.
Report of the Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Digital Officer (NPT)
considered the proposed administration arrangements for the Joint Scrutiny
RESOLVED: 1. That the next
meetings of the Joint
Scrutiny Committee be held
on 22 February 2019 (All Day) and 16 May 2019 at 2pm;
the meetings be rotated around the Constituent Authorities;
3. That the arrangements in relation to
the Welsh Language, mirror those in place for Carmarthenshire County Council ie. the meetings will be supported by simultaneous
translation and agendas and minutes only will be produced in both Welsh and
4. That meeting papers including the
Forward Work Programme be published, and issued to relevant Members/Officers
via the Modern.Gov system with restrictions applied as appropriate for exempt
items. The papers would also be
available via the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s website as host
Authority. Any alternative Member requirements would be addressed by the
relevant constituent Authority;
5. That when the Scrutiny Committee wishes
to draw attention to an issue or make a recommendation to the constituent
Authority, this would be reflected in the Minutes of the relevant meeting and
supported by a letter from the Chair of the meeting to the Chief Executive of
the constituent Authority/Authorities and copied to the relevant
Committee considered the Work Programme of the Joint Committee, attached as an
Appendix to the circulated report.
noted that the remit of the Joint Scrutiny Committee was in relation to the 3
regional projects only, however Members asked whether this could be extended as
the 3 regional projects fed into the other projects under the City Region
Programme as a whole. The Committee
asked for advice in relation to this request.
respect of the 3 regional projects namely Digital Infrastructure, Skills and
Talent, and Homes as Power Stations, Members of the Joint Scrutiny Committee
asked that they receive a presentation, by the Lead Officers on each of the
projects. As result Members asked that
the meeting to be held on 22 February 2019 be extended to an all day meeting.
RESOLVED: 1. That the Joint Committee receive further
advice around its remit particularly in
relation to scrutinising the individual constituent Authority projects ;
the meeting to be held on 22
2019 be extended to an all day
meeting to accommodate presentations
by the Lead Officers on each of the 3 regional projects.