Decision details

Establishment of the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel (GCS2)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the arrangements for the establishment of a Police and Crime Panel for Greater Manchester as required by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.


The Executive Meeting considered a proposal to establish, in conjunction with other Greater Manchester authorities, a Police and Crime Panel linked to the establishment of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, and then


(1)  recommended that the Council Meeting


·         agree to the establishment of Police and Crime Panel as a joint committee of the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester in accordance with the arrangements detailed in the report and Appendix 1, including membership arrangements, the proposed terms of the mandatory co-opted members and the payment of allowances to co-opted panel members, to meet in shadow form until formally constituted in November 2012;

·         delegate to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, any matters that require resolution prior to the following Council Meeting;

·         delegate to the Monitoring Officer the making of necessary amendments to the Council’s Constitution to reflect the Police and Crime Panel arrangements;


(2) appointed Councillor Sue Derbyshire and Councillor Mark Weldon to the Shadow Police and Crime Panel and the Sub Panel respectively and that once the Panel has been confirmed as a formal body, authorised the Chief Executive be to make these appointments to the formally constituted bodies.


Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: N/A

Decision Reference: ED1421

Forward Plan Reference: GCS2

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance
Arrangements have been subject to discussion by the AGMA Executive

Contact: Steve Callender, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 0161 474 3184.

Report author: Steve Callender

Publication date: 22/08/2012

Date of decision: 20/08/2012

Decided at meeting: 20/08/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 30/08/2012

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