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Decision details


Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:


  1. To rescind the delegation to the Chief Executive agreed under decision EX22/2020 and amended under EX23/ 2020, as in line with these previous approvals, the delegation is no longer required to respond to the situation. Normal Executive decision making would now be utilised, in line with the Executive decision making criteria updated on 24 February 2017 and the Constitution.


  1. To help manage future major incidents, the Constitution be amended to allow the Chief Executive (or in his absence a nominated deputy) to be given delegated authority to exercise any urgent Executive decision where, in the opinion of the Chief Executive (or in his absence the nominated deputy), by reason of limitation of time or urgency, a decision is required on any matter relating to a major incident. Any decisions taken in this manner shall be reported to the next meeting of the Executive or Council for information.


  1. That the delegated authority at decision 2 be activated only after consultation with the Leader of the Council and the other Group Leaders and the Chair of the Scrutiny Leadership Board and the delegated authority be temporary, proportionate to the threat, only to be used when strictly necessary and be in place for as long as required to respond to the situation.



  1. That for each Executive decision taken under this delegated power, the relevant Cabinet Member be consulted, where possible.


  1. That during the exercise of this delegation then periodic briefings be held with the Group Leaders and local Members of Parliament.


  1. To note that a similar recommendation will be made to the next Council meeting, in relation to Council functions and responsibilities.


  1. To request that the Monitoring Officer updates the Constitution accordingly.


Publication date: 14/07/2020

Date of decision: 13/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 18/07/2020

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