Decision details

Local Government & Elections (Wales) Bill

Decision Maker: Audit Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To present an update on the Local Government & Elections Bill.


(a)       That the briefing report be received;


(b)       That the Committee notes the constitutional and other implications of the Act, and supports internal plans for their implementation as necessary; and


(c)       That officers liaise with the Chairman to write to Welsh Government to express the Committee’s concerns on the requirement to appoint lay members as both Chair and Vice-Chair of the Governance & Audit Committee.

NB After the meeting the Chief Officer (Governance) confirmed that the Vice-Chair of the Committee could be an elected member.  The Committee therefore agreed that resolution (c) did not need to be actioned.

Report author: Gareth Owens

Publication date: 09/02/2021

Date of decision: 27/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/01/2021 - Audit Committee

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