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Constitution Review

Decision Maker: Policy, Resources & Growth Committee, , Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Review of Constitution following recommendations from Constitution Working Group


RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed -


1.    That the proposal in paragraph 4.8 of the report that elected members be encouraged to provide sufficient detail so that the nature and parameters of oral questions to Full Council are clear be noted;


2.   That the principles relating to elected member working groups as set out at paragraphs 4.9 to 4.10, the list of permanent working groups as set out in Appendix 1 and the Terms of Reference as set out at Appendix 2 be agreed;


3. That the amendments to officer delegations as set out at paragraphs 4.16-4.18 and the approach to the inclusion of Brexit implications as appropriate in committee reports as set out in paragraph 4.19 be agreed;


4. That Full Council be recommended to approve the proposed changes to the Council’s Constitution set out at paragraphs 4.1-4.4 (Planning Committee delegations); 4.5-4.7 (Written Questions); 4.11-4.13 (Committee Delegations); 4.20 (reporting by sub-committees to parent committees) 4.21 (External bodies reporting to Full Council); 4.22 (Alliances, Charters and Pledges); 4.23 (Council Procedure Rules – definition of Council meeting); and 4.26 (discontinuation of the Orbis Public Law Joint Committee.);


5. That the Executive Lead Officer for Strategy, Governance & Law be authorised to agree necessary modifications to the inter-authority agreement between Brighton & Hove, East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and West Sussex County Council;


Policy, Resources & Growth Committee and Full Council –


6. That the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer be authorised to take all steps necessary or incidental to the implementation of the changes agreed by the Policy, Resources & Growth Committee and by Full Council, and that the Monitoring Officer be authorised to amend and re-publish the Council’s constitutional documents to incorporate the changes;


7. That the proposed changes come into force immediately following their approval by Policy, Resources & Growth Committee or adoption by Full Council, as appropriate.


Report author: Elizabeth Culbert

Publication date: 11/07/2019

Date of decision: 11/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/07/2019 - Policy, Resources & Growth Committee

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