POLICY & RESOURCES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

10 OCTOBER 2019

 

CARMARTHENSHIRE PUBLIC SERVICES BOARD (PSB)

MINUTES – MAY & JULY 2019

 

 

To consider and comment on the following issues:

1.      To consider and scrutinise the content of the PSB minutes from its meetings on 20 May and 8 July 2019.

 

Reasons:

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 notes the requirement that a designated local government scrutiny committee is appointed to scrutinise the work of the PSB. In Carmarthenshire, the Council’s Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee has been designated as the relevant scrutiny committee.

 

To be referred to the Executive Board / Council for decision:      NO

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER PORTFOLIO HOLDER:- Cllr. Emlyn Dole

Directorate: Chief Executive’s

Name of Head of Service:

Noelwyn Daniel

Report Author:

Gwyneth Ayers

 

Designations:

Head of ICT & Corporate Policy

 

Corporate Policy & Partnership Manager                                               

 

Tel Nos.

01267 224659

E Mail Addresses:

GAyers@sirgar.gov.uk


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

POLICY & RESOURCES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

10 OCTOBER 2019

CARMARTHENSHIRE PUBLIC SERVICES BOARD (PSB)

MINUTES – MAY & JULY 2019

 

In order to ensure PSBs are democratically accountable, the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 places a requirement on councils to designate an overview and scrutiny committee to scrutinise the work of the PSB. In the ‘Guidance for Local Authority Scrutiny Committees on the scrutiny of Public Services Boards’ issued by Welsh Government in August 2017 it notes:

Under the provisions contained in the Act, overview and scrutiny committees have extensive powers to review the PSB’s governance arrangements as well as any decisions made or actions taken by the PSB. In addition, overview and scrutiny committees are provided with considerable reporting powers as they are required to share copies of any reports or recommendations made in connection with the board’s function or governance arrangement with the Welsh Ministers, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and the Auditor General for Wales.’

In Carmarthenshire, the Council’s Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee has been designated as the relevant scrutiny.

 

The minutes of the May 2019 Carmarthenshire PSB meeting were approved by the PSB at its 8 July 2019 meeting and the minutes of the July 2019 meeting were approved by the PSB at its 12 September 2019 meeting.

 

The minutes are presented to the Council’s Policy & Resources Scrutiny for further consideration and scrutiny.

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

YES

 

 

IMPLICATIONS

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

Signed: Noelwyn Daniel, Head of ICT & Corporate Policy   

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

YES

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1. Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

The presentation of PSB minutes to a designated overview and scrutiny committee is a requirement of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Paragraph 181 of Statutory Guidance SPSF 3: Collective role notes:

‘The (scrutiny) committee must send a copy of any report or recommendation it makes to the Welsh Ministers, the (Future Generations) Commissioner and the Auditor General for Wales.’

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

Signed:  Noelwyn Daniel, Head of ICT & Corporate Policy    

1.Local Member(s)  N/A

2.Community / Town Council N/A

3.Relevant Partners  Through the Public Services Board meeting

4.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations  N/A

 

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW 

Title of Document

 

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

SPSF 3 – Guidance on the collective role through public services boards

 

Cymraeg

http://gov.wales/docs/desh/publications/161111-spsf-3-collective-role-cy.pdf

English

http://gov.wales/docs/desh/publications/161111-spsf-3-collective-role-en.pdf

Guidance for Local Authority Scrutiny Committees on the scrutiny of Public Services Boards

 

Cymraeg

http://gov.wales/docs/dpsp/publications/170817-public-services-boards-guidance-cy.pdf

English

http://gov.wales/docs/dpsp/publications/170817-public-services-boards-guidance-en.pdf