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Nick Hughes, Committee Services Manager introduced the report and advised members of the Panel to consider the proposed terms of reference in Annex 1 to the report. These would be put before the Constitutional Review Working Party for forwarding to the Standards Committee and Council. The proposals would be brought before Full Council on 12 July for final decision.
One Member expressed the view that the Panel ought to be able through its terms of reference to call-in an executive decision that related to the business of this Panel. Members were satisfied with the proposed terms of reference as reflected in the Annex 1 to the committee report.
Councillor Campbell proposed, Councillor Connor seconded and Members agreed that the following should be added to the draft terms of reference set out in Annex 1:
That the Finance, Budget and Performance Scrutiny Panel should have the authority to call-in any executive decisions that are relevant to the business of this Panel.
Councillor Campbell proposed, Councillor Connor seconded and Members agreed that the Panel recommends to the Constitutional Review Working Party the draft terms of reference in Annex 1 to the report and the amendment highlighted above that ‘the Finance, Budget and Performance Scrutiny Panel should have the authority to call-in any executive decisions that are relevant to the business of this Panel.’
Thereafter one Member suggested that the Panel should consider as part of the agenda for their next meeting the Corporate Performance report and requested that representatives from East Kent Services and East Kent Housing be invited to make presentations on the corporate performance reports for EK Services and EK Housing.
The Panel was advised that Members would be able to draft their work programme for 2018/19 at the next meeting. Officers further indicated that the new Panel would have the authority to request for information that related to their specific terms of reference.