To ensure that the Council’s Policy and Procedures are updated in the light of recommendations from the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner (report of the Portfolio Holder Governance and Customer enclosed).
Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for Governance and Customer which sought to update the Council’s RIPA Policy and Procedures in accordance with recommendations from the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner.
a) That the Executive Manager Governance be instructed to update the RIPA Policy and Procedures to reflect the recommendations of the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner;
b) That the Executive Manager Governance be instructed to report annually to members on the number of RIPA authorisations and on the fitness of the Policy and Procedures; and
c) That, in between annual reports, any activity be reported to the Portfolio Holder for Governance and Customer.
(Other options considered:
· To leave the Policy and Procedures unchanged.
Reasons for decision:
· To ensure that the Council’s Policy and Procedures are fit for purpose and compliant with current legal requirements and guidance).