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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 14 October 2010

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House14th October 2010

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 14 October 2010 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

Phil Redshaw

 

Kate Turner (Vice-Chairman)

David Sansom

 

Leighton Dann

Russell Smith

 

Pam Hames

Brian White

 

Joy Mann

 

David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
6 October 2010

The Policy and Scrutiny Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that, in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 29 July 2010, (copies enclosed for Members of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee).

10 07 29 PS mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances, which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

SCRUTINY

5.

HEALTH UPDATE

 

This report provides members with an update on current changes in the National Health Service (NHS), health partnership and health scrutiny arrangements.

10 10 14 PS i - (05) health rpt (doc)

6.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY ENFORCEMENT SERVICE DELIVERY PLAN; SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT

 

This report presents a revised service plan from that submitted to the June meeting of this Committee and provides the further information requested at that meeting.

A new enforcement policy is also introduced for adoption which is specific to Health and Safety law.

An overview is provided of the mandatory guidance with which local authorities must comply in the provision of the health and safety enforcement service.

10 10 14 PS i - (06) annual review - health safety enforce sh (doc)

10 10 14 PS i - (06) health safety enforce - service delivery plan 2010 -2012 ver 1 (doc)

10 10 14 PS i - (06) trdc enforce policy-app 2 (doc)

7.

UPDATE REPORT ON PROGRESS AGAINST THE AIR QUALITY ACTION PLAN

 

To advise Members on progress against the actions agreed in the Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) and to recommend measures for adoption to improve our performance.

10 10 14 PS i - (07) progress against air quality action plan 2010 (doc)

10 10 14 PS i - (07) air quality action plan 2010 - summary table-app 1 (doc)

10 10 14 PS i - (07) sustainability initiatives summary rpt sub-app 1 (doc)

8.

REPORTS ON POLICY MATTERS – PROGRESS TOWARDS IDENTIFIED PERFORMANCE TARGETS

 

To facilitate the exercise by Policy and Scrutiny Committees of their function of scrutinising performance in achieving performance targets identified in reports made to committee.

10 10 14 PS i - (08) policy reports (doc)

10 10 14 PS i - (08) policy reports-app 1 (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

9.

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

10 10 14 PS i - (09) work prog (doc)

10 10 14 PS i - (09) work prog-app a (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

11.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

            “that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraphs (1-7) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.  It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

(Note: If other confidential business is approved under Item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.