Agenda item

Constitutional Changes

The Committee considered the recommendations of the Constitution Focus Group.


Report to follow


Kieran Elliott, Democracy Manager (Democratic Service) presented a report on proposed changes to Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Constitution, following review by the Constitution Focus Group This included updates to committee terms of reference, debate procedural rules and decision making procedures.


The Officer outlined some further minor changes, which had been made since publication of the agenda in relation to Director sub-delegations and licensing committee responsibilities. 


The Committee supported the changes with additional amendments as presented. At the conclusion of debate, it was;




To recommend Full Council approve changes to the following sections of the Constitution:


·       Part 1 – Summary and Contents

·       Part 2 – Articles of the Constitution

·       Part 3 – Responsibility for Functions and Schemes of Delegation

·       Part 4 – Council Rules of Procedure

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