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General Purposes Committee

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Information about General Purposes Committee

The General Purposes Committee has 6 members, allocated in accordance with political group regulations and is one of the Council’s Regulatory Committees, which are bodies which have decision making powers.  Membership of the General Purposes Committee is decided at Annual Council.

The General Purposes Committee is authorised to carry out any non-executive powers other than those reserved to full Council or powers specifically delegated to another Committee.

Functions of this Committee include:

·         Health and Safety at Work

·         Elections

·         Community Governance

·         Personnel (other than those delegated to Staffing Panel)

·         Amending, revoking, re-enacting or enforcing Byelaws

·         Smoke-free premises

·         Pensions

·         Appointment of staff and determination of terms and conditions on which they hold office (including procedures for dismissal) – this will include Service Reviews, appointment of staff, provision of staff for Head of Paid Service, Maxine O’Mahony, and any person nominated by Maxine O’Mahony, and staffing policies that relate in any way to terms and conditions of employment including redundancy, early retirement, and discretionary compensation but excluding those staffing issues delegated to the Appointments and Disciplinary Committee

·         Power to make payments or provide other benefits in cases of maladministration etc

·         Alcohol designated public places

·         Alcohol disorder zones