(14-08-2012 02:44 PM)Dave Mckenna Wrote: Wow - thanks.
Can you tell me whether proportionality applies to the Board and how SRAs are used?
Proportionality does apply to the board (or certainly did last year when we had opposition members! Knowsley now has all its 63 members from one party). Consequently the Board had one opposition member in 2011/2012 and a total membership of 10 members (plus co-opteds - that's another question!). This year the Board has nine members - the opposition member hasn't been replaced by anyone from the majority (only) group.
In terms of SRA's, the Chair of the O&S Board and the three Thematic Lead Members receive an SRA equivalent to that of a Scrutiny Chair under our old arrangements. Similarly the 3 Deputy Lead Members get a vice-chair's SRA. In practical terms, the number of SRA's reduced from 8 (4 Chairs and 4 Vice-Chairs - the Coordinating Committee was chaired by one of the other Scrutiny Chairs and was vice-chaired by a member who received another SRA) to 7 by bringing in this change.
Hope this is helpful.