Governance Committee
Monday, 24th June, 2019 2.15 pm

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Clare Jones on 033 022 22526  Email:

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Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.


Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 55 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 13 May 2019 (cream paper).


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances.


New National Scrutiny Guidance pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.


Following a request from the Performance and Finance Select Committee and a notice of motion approved at the County Council meeting on 7 June 2019, the Committee is asked to review scrutiny in the light of new national guidance and best practice on scrutiny and consider whether any changes should be made to the Council’s scrutiny arrangements.

Additional documents:


Pension Advisory Board: Business Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Report by the Director of Finance and Support Services.


The Committee is asked to consider the Pension Advisory Board draft Business Plan and budget for 2019/20.

Additional documents:


Report of Member Attendance April 2018 to March 2019 pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.


As part of its terms of reference the Governance Committee is required to monitor attendance of members at meetings of the County Council and its committees annually.  The Committee is asked to note members’ attendance for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.


Additional documents:


Staff Induction Process pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Letter from the Chairman of the Regulation, Audit and Accounts Committee.


The Committee is asked to note the outcome of the Regulation, Audit and Accounts Committee’s monitoring of the staff induction process.


Proposed Delegation to Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Report by Director of Law and Assurance.


The Committee is asked to agree to ask the County Council to amend the Standards Committee’ terms of reference to include a delegation to receive reports from and review the recommendations of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman in any instance where it is proposed that the recommendations are not accepted and to make a final decision on the County Council’s response.


The Ombudsman has recently asked the County Council to review its decision to not accept the recommendations, so it was timely to enable Governance Committee to consider this delegation prior to County Council on 19 July 2019.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 9 September 2019 at County Hall, Chichester.