A report of the Chair of each Scrutiny Panel was submitted which outlined progress on current activities.
In discussing the current scrutiny topic of the Community Safety and Leisure Scrutiny Panel concerning the exploitation of children Members indicated a number of possible further/additional areas of examination by the Panel.
The Board was advised that since the circulation of the agenda the Economic Regeneration and Scrutiny Panel had received an update on the traffic calming measures and managing traffic speed (inc. 20 mph Zones) which would be the subject of a draft Final Report to be considered at the next meeting of the Panel.
The Chair reported on a request for a possible topic for scrutiny investigation by the Economic Regeneration and Transport Scrutiny Panel in relation to the length of time empty properties owned by registered landlords remained vacant.
A Member referred to a recent Government announcement that the responsibility for children's public health commissioning for 0-5 year olds would transfer from NHS England to local authorities with effect from 1 October 2015.
ORDERED as follows:-
1. That the information provided be noted.
2. That the topic of empty properties owned by registered landlords be included in the scrutiny work programme of the Economic Regeneration and Transport Scrutiny Panel.
3. That the Health Scrutiny Panel be advised of impending changes regarding the responsibility of children's public health commissioning for 0-5 year olds transferring from NHS England to local authorities with effect from 1 October 2015.