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Resources Committee

Thursday 13th September 2007

A meeting of the Resources Committee which you are requested to attend will be held on 13 September 2007 at 10:00hrs in the Conference Room, Endeavour House, Exeter to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

Any papers listed as “to follow”, urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S G Davey
Chief Executive & Clerk
To The Police Authority

Meeting Agenda

Opening Items

  1. Apologies
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  2. Declarations of Interests
    To receive any declarations from Members / Officers of personal and / or prejudicial interests in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  3. Chairman’s Announcements
  4. Resources Committee Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2007 as a correct record.
  5. Terms of Reference
    Proposes terms of reference for the Resources Committee.
  6. Financial Monitoring
    This is an update on the financial position based on the spend profile.
  7. Formula Grant Consultation
    Recommends a response to the Government’s consultation exercise on the grant system.
  8. Police Property Act Fund
    Proposes management arrangements for the Police Property Act Fund.
  9. ICT Collaboration
    Provides an update on the provision of shared ICT services across the region.  Oral report.
  10. Airwave Business Benefits
    Provides details of the benefits achieved through the implementation and use of Airwave radio technology in Devon & Cornwall.
  11. Force Environmental WorkgroupUpdate Report
    Provides an update on initiatives delivered, and those planned for the future in relation to environmental good practice.

    Closed Items (Items which may be considered by the Committee with only members of the Police Authority, appropriate Officers and expert advisors present, on the grounds that exempt / confidential information may be disclosed)

    Recommended that the Agenda items detailed in the table below be considered as closed items

    Agenda item No Report Title Relevant Act Relevant section
    12 Treasury Management Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
    13 Estate Strategy Update Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
    14 Progress Report – Capital Buildings Programme 2006 - 2008 Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
    15 Sale of Masts – Update Report Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 3.  Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
    16 Risk of IT failure at Force HQ and mitigation in place Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 7. Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.
    17 Forward Capital Planning to support the ICT Infrastructure Programme Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
    18 Current Suitability of the Force’s Public Protection Units Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 3.  Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
    19 Forensic Services Collaboration Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
    20 Development of Immigration Investigation Unit Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985 Schedule 12A, paragraph 7. Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.
  12. Treasury Management
    Provides Treasury Management Performance for the period 1 April 2007 to 31 July 2007 and proposes changes to the Treasury Management Strategy.
  13. Estates Strategy Update
    The report provides details of the early work of the Estates Strategy working group, which has been established to consider how the Police Authority estate should be developed in the future.
  14. Progress Report – Capital Buildings Programme 2006 - 2008
    Updates members on the Capital Buildings Programme 2006-08
  15. Sale of Masts – Update report
    This report updates members on the progress of selling the old analogue radio masts.
  16. Risk of IT failure at Force HQ and mitigation in place
    This report describes the background to the risks of IT failure and mitigating factors.
  17. Forward Capital Planning to support the ICT Infrastructure Programme
    This paper lays out the forward capital plan needed to support the emerging Force plans and the agreed ICT Strategy programme. It includes some amendments to the forward capital plan to accelerate the upgrade of parts of the ICT infrastructure. 
  18. Current Suitability of the Force’s Public Protection Units
    The purpose of a report is to advise on the current condition and suitability of the Public Protection Units (PPUs) within the Force.
  19. Forensic Services Collaboration
    This report is presented to set out the potential benefits of the Forensic Services collaboration initiative as previously discussed by Resources Committee on 18 June 2007.
  20. Development of Immigration Investigation Unit
    The Immigration Service is seeking to establish a network of Investigation Units across the country consisting of seconded police officers. The units will be tasked with achieving Immigration Service targets on detecting criminal offences involving foreign nationals.  Recommends that the Authority support the establishment of an Immigration Investigation Unit by permitting the secondment of officers to the Immigration Service.

If you require any further information regarding this meeting please contact Eleanor Tanner.

Committee Members –  B Greenslade, M Bull, A Malcolm, D Money, M Nevitt, B Preston, J Smith, W Thomas.

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