Decision details

Revised Committee Arrangements and Appointments

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(a)        That, in relation to appointment of committees –

 

(i)         That the following committees be appointed, each with the terms of reference set out in the relevant Appendix:

 

·            Governance & Audit Committee (Appendix 1)

·Leeds City Region Partnership Committee (Appendix 2)

·Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Appendix 3)

·Transport Committee (Appendix 4)

·West Yorkshire & York Investment Committee (Appendix 5)

 

(ii)        That the following committees be appointed, each with the terms of reference set out in the relevant Appendix, with effect from 1 September 2017:

 

·            Business Innovation & Growth Panel (Appendix 6)

·            Employment & Skills Panel (Appendix 7)

·            Green Economy Panel (Appendix 8)

·            Land & Assets Panel (Appendix 9)

 

(b)        That, in relation to appointment of committee members

 

(i)         That in accordance with S17 Local Government and Housing Act 1989 the Authority appoint the following of its members to: 

 

·         the Transport Committee and West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee as set out in the Appendix 10, and

 

·         the LCR Partnership Committee as follows:

 

-          each of the 5 WYCA Members individually appointed by each constituent council, and

-          the non-constituent council WYCA Member.

 

·         Business Innovation and Growth Panel, Employment and Skills Panel, Land and Assets Panel as set out in Appendix 11, these appointments to be of effect from 1 September 2017.

 

(ii)        That the Authority appoints its members to the Governance and Audit

Committee, as set out in Appendix 10, together with Andy Clayton as an independent member of the Governance and Audit Committee.

 

            (iii)       That the Authority appoints members to the Overview & Scrutiny

                        Committee as set out in Appendix 10.

 

            (iv)       That the Authority co-opt members to:

 

·         the Transport Committee as set out in the attached Appendix 10;

·         the LCR Partnership Committee as set out in paragraph 2 of the report, including substitute arrangements for those members;

·         the West Yorkshire and York Investment Committee as set out in paragraph 2 of the report; and

·         the new Panels as set out in Appendix 11, with appointments to be of effect from 1 September 2017.

 

 (c)       That, in relation to voting rights for committee members

 

(i)         it be noted that each member of a constituent council appointed to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee will have one vote.

 

(ii)        that any non-constituent council member co-opted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee shall be a voting member of that committee (and of any sub-committee to which they may be appointed by that committee).

 

(iii)       that the independent member of the Governance and Audit Committee shall be a voting member of that committee.

 

(iv)       that all co-opted members of the LCR Partnership Committee shall be voting members of that committee.

 

(v)        that any constituent council member of the Transport Committee shall be a voting member of that committee (and of any sub-committee to which they may be appointed by that committee).

 

(vi)       that any constituent council member or non-constituent council member on the West Yorkshire and York Investment committee shall be a voting member of that committee (and of any sub-committee to which they may be appointed by that committee).

 

(vii)      that each of the following members to be appointed to the new advisory Panels with effect from 1 September 2017 shall be a voting member:

 

·         each member co-opted from a local authority; and

·         each private sector representative.

 

(d)        That WYCA appoints a Chair and Deputy Chair to each committee, as set out in Appendix 10 and 11, any such appointment in respect of any new advisory Panel to be of effect from 1 September 2017.

 

(e)        That Ian Brown and Carolyn Lord continue as Independent Persons available to act in relation to complaints concerning allegations of a breach of WYCA’s Members’ Code of Conduct on the existing terms for remuneration until WYCA’s annual meeting in 2018.

Report author: Caroline Allen

Publication date: 29/06/2017

Date of decision: 29/06/2017

Decided at meeting: 29/06/2017 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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