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(as introduced by section 34)
1The quorum of a public services board meeting is all of its members.
2(1)A public services board must hold a meeting no later than 60 days after the date on which the board is established.
(2) The local authority must chair the first meeting of a board.
3(1)A public services board must hold a meeting no later than 60 days after the date of each ordinary election held under section 26 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c.70) (election of councillors).
(2)The local authority must chair a meeting held under sub-paragraph (1).
4(1)At the first meeting, a public services board must agree its terms of reference.
(2)The terms of reference must include—
(a)the procedure to be followed at subsequent meetings insofar as not specified in this Act;
(b)the proposed schedule of subsequent meetings;
(c)the procedure for inviting persons to participate under section 30 insofar as not specified in this Act;
(d)proposals relating to the manner in which the board intends to involve invited participants and its other partners;
(e)proposals for involving persons who, in the opinion of the board, are interested in the improvement of the area’s economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being (in addition to consulting such persons in accordance with sections 38(1)(k) and 43(1)(k));
(f)proposals for the establishment of one or more sub-groups including details of the functions to be exercised by any sub-group on behalf of the board (but see paragraph 6);
(g)the procedure for resolving a disagreement between members relating to the exercise of the board’s functions;
(h)any other terms relating to the operation of the board that the members consider appropriate.
(3)A public services board—
(a)must review its terms of reference at each meeting held under paragraph 3(1), and
(b)may review them at any other meeting.
(4)Following a review, a public services board may amend its terms of reference.
5The local authority must make administrative support available to the public services board.
6(1)A sub-group of a public services board—
(a)must include at least one member of the board, and
(b)may include any invited participant or other partner.
(2)A sub-group may exercise such of a board’s functions as the board authorises in its terms of reference.
(3)But those terms of reference may not authorise a sub-group—
(a)to invite persons to participate under section 30;
(b)to set, review or revise the board’s local objectives;
(c)to prepare or publish an assessment of well-being under section 37;
(d)to consult under section 38 or to prepare a draft of an assessment under section 37 for the purposes of consulting;
(e)to prepare or publish a local well-being plan;
(f)to consult under section 43 or to prepare a draft of a local well-being plan for the purposes of consulting;
(g)to review or amend a local well-being plan or to publish an amended local well-being plan;
(h)to consult under section 44;
(i)to agree that the board—
(i)merges with another public services board under section 47(1), or
(ii)collaborates with another board under section 48(1).
7(1)Each member of a public services board must be represented at a meeting by—
(a)the individual specified in relation to that member in the following Table, or
(b)such other individual as the individual referred to in paragraph (a) designates (but an elected mayor or executive leader of a local authority may only designate another member of the authority's executive).
|Local authority||The elected mayor of the authority or the councillor elected as executive leader of the authority, and the head of the authority’s paid service designated under section 4 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c.42).|
|Local Health Board|
Whichever of the following the board designates—
the chief officer;
|Welsh fire and rescue authority|
Whichever of the following the authority designates—
the chief officer;
|The Natural Resources Body for Wales||The chief executive|
(2)“Elected mayor” and “executive leader” each have the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 (c.22).
(3)An invited participant is to be represented at a meeting of a public services board by the individual designated by the participant.
(4)A public services board may invite any of its other partners to attend a meeting of the board (or any part of such meeting).
(5)Such other partner is to be represented at the meeting by the individual specified by the public services board in the invitation to the meeting.
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