To set out the Work Programme of the Policy Development Panel (report of the Executive Manager Governance enclosed)
Consideration was given to the report of the Executive Manager Governance, which set out the Work Programme of the Policy Development Panel. The Work Programme consisted of two separate sections, the first setting out the dates of the future Panel meetings along with proposed items for consideration, and the second setting out the Task Groups that had been identified by the Panel.
Feedback relating to the following issues was sought:
· Apprenticeships – The development of apprenticeships and the Authority’s role in this had been considered at meetings of the Policy Development Panel in 2015. No update had been received on the current position and members wished to be advised of progress. The Executive Manager People and Public Protection advised that legislation relating to apprenticeships was expected from the Government, and that an update could be provided to a future meeting on 9 May 2017. In the meantime, the Panel requested that they be provided with details of the current position.
· Transformation – At a meeting of the Joint Performance Monitoring and Policy Development Panel in May 2015, there had been a discussion on the Transformation Programme Progress Update. It had been requested that the Develop Investment Asset Portfolio to maximise income project be brought back to the Panel for further debate. This issue had not been presented to the joint Panel at its recent meeting and officers were therefore requested to address this.
· Members questioned when the Public Open Spaces Task Group would begin its work. The Panel was advised that as previously agreed, this would commence once the work of the Paper and Postage costs throughout the Authority Task Group had concluded.
a) That both sections of the Panel’s Work Programme, as set out in the report of the Executive Manager Governance, be noted;
b) That an update regarding the development of apprenticeships and the Authority’s role in this be presented to the Panel at its meeting on 9 May 2017 and that in the interim, Panel members be provided with details of the current position;
c) That the Develop Investment Asset Portfolio to maximise income project be presented to a future meeting of the Joint Performance Monitoring and Policy Development Panel, considering the Transformation project.