Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Friday, 17th January, 2020 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room A, Wellington House, Leeds

Contact: Khaled Berroum, Scrutiny Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests


Possible exclusion of the press and public


Minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 174 KB


Strategic transport issues - sale of bus companies, HS2 & rail reviews and Transforming Cities Fund bid pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider strategic developments in transport, including:

1.    The potential impact of the sale of West Yorkshire bus operators (First and Arriva) and the Combined Authority’s possible participation in the sale.

2.    The potential impact of the Blake-Jones Review, Williams Rail Review and Oakervee HS2 Review on the Combined Authority.

3.    Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) bid.

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of Transport Committee, has been invited for this item.


Draft Budget and business plans 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To scrutinise the final 2020/21 draft budget and business plan before it is formally approved at the 6 February 2020 meeting of the Combined Authority. 

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Combined Authority performance monitoring and overview pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To monitor and maintain an overview of the Combined Authority’s performance, including – key performance indicators (KPIs) and budget performance, risk register and management, capital spending and projects, and progress in achieving other major strategic objectives.

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Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider the work programme, future agenda items, key decisions, and receive any updates from spokespersons and working group leaders:

-   Cllr P Harrand (Chair): corporate & strategic issues

-   Cllr J Baker (Deputy Chair): environment (climate change working group)

-   Cllr S Baines: business growth (business grants working group)

-   Cllr D Foster: transport

-   Cllr D Jones: employment and skills

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Date of the next meeting - 20 March 2020