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No. Item


Preliminary Matters

The Authority is requested to consider the identification of:


a)  declarations of interest by individual Members in relation to any item of business on the Agenda


b)  any additional items of business which the Chair has determined should be considered as matters of urgency; and


c)  items of business which may require the exclusion of the press and public during consideration thereof because of the possibility of the disclosure of exempt information.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 57 KB

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the Authority, held on 23rd May 2019, are submitted for approval as a correct record and for signature by the Chair.



To consider a petition received, requesting that Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority delete Standing Order 19.4; and amend the Meeting Reporting Protocol and Procedure contained within the Authority’s Constitution. 


Election of Chair of the Authority

To elect a Chair of the Authority for 2019/20.


Election of Vice-Chair of the Authority

To elect as Vice-Chair of the Authority for 2019/20.


Membership of the Authority 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider Report CFO/035/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning changes to the membership of the Authority for 2019/20.


Structure of the Authority 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider Report CFO/036/19 of the Monitoring Officer:


(a)  informing Members of:-

(i)            the minimum legal structure of the Authority

(ii)          the existing decision making structure of the Authority; and

(iii)         optional variations to the existing structure


(b)  requesting that the Authority determines an appropriate decision making structure for 2018/19; and


(c)  requesting that arrangements are made for the appointment of Committees, the nomination of Chairs, the determination of the powers and duties of Committees, the appointment of Members to Committees; and Special Responsibility Roles.



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Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Constitution 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider Report CFO/034/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning the draft amended Constitution for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (the Authority) for 2019/20.

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Authority Meeting Dates For 2019-20 & 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider Report CFO029/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning confirmation of the dates for Authority Committee Meetings and events for 2019/20; and the draft provisional dates for 202/21.

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Members Allowance Payments 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider Report CFO/032/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning payments made to Members in the form of allowances, during the financial year 2018/19.

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Scheme of Members Allowances 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider Report CFO/030/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning the current Scheme of Members Allowances; and recommendations on any changes it wishes to make to the Scheme.

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Questions on Discharge of Functions pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider Report CFO/028/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning the nomination of Members from each of the five constituent District Councils as the Members responsible for answering questions in their Council on the discharge of the functions of the Authority.


Appointment of Members to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider Report CFO/033/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning the outside organisations to which the Authority is currently affiliated; and to request where appropriate, confirmation of continuing affiliation for 2019/20 and the appointment of representatives to those organisations.


Approved Conferences and Outside Meetings pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider Report CFO/031/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning attendance at conferences and outside meetings by representatives of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority, to be determined by the Chair of the Authority.


Meetings with National Politicians at Party Political Conferences pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider Report CFO/027/19 of the Monitoring Officer, concerning the attendance of Members at meetings held at the location of party political conferences, in order to make Authority related representations, in line with the Members Scheme of Allowances.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2020, Functional Priorities 2018/19, Quarter 3 & Quarter4 update pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To consider Report CFO/025/19 of the Chief Fire Officer, concerning an update on:


(a)  The agreed Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (E,D&I) Action Plan for 2018/19 Quarters 3 and 4.


(b)  The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Objectives for 2018/19, as at 31st March 2019.

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