Agenda and draft minutes

Personnel and Development Committee
Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 , Queen Victoria Road

Contact: Jemma Durkan 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Miss S Brown, M Hanif, M Hashmi, A Hussain and R Scott.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2019.

Supporting documents:


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting of the Personnel and Development Committee held on 17 October 2019 be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any disclosure of disclosable pecuniary interests by Members relating to items on the agenda.  If any Member is uncertain as to whether an interest should be disclosed he or she is asked if possible to contact the District Solicitor prior to the meeting.


Members are reminded that if they are declaring an interest, they should state the nature of that interest whether or not they are required to withdraw from the meeting.



There were no declarations of interest.


Joint Staff Committee - Recommendation



RESOLVED: That pursuant to Regulation 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Minute No 9, because of its reference to matters which contain exempt information as defined as follows:

Minute 13 – Joint Staff Committee Recommendation

Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority (Paragraph 4, Part 1 of Schedule 12A, Local Government Act 1972).


(The need to maintain the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure, because disclosure would be likely to prejudice the Council’s position in the consultation process or negotiations]



The Committee received a recommendation from Joint Staff Committee as previously considered by the Personnel and Development Committee on 17 October.  The Committee had referred the matter to the Senior Management Board and following a meeting with the Chairman of the Personnel and Development Committee it was agreed that this would require a decision from the Committee.


Members discussed the proposal from Joint Staff Committee and considered the additional information provided by Staff Side.  Following the discussion the Committee unanimously agreed to decline the proposal.


RESOLVED:  That the proposal from Joint Staff Committee be declined.