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APPENDIX I to the minute of meeting of the Personnel and Property Services Committee of 27 November 2001 (Article 6(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the SOUNDING BOARD of the PERSONNEL AND PROPERTY SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the First Floor Meeting Room, 7 The Cross, Forfar on Tuesday 16 October 2001 at 3.15 pm.

Present: Councillors BILL MIDDLETON, RON SCRIMGEOUR, ALISTAIR GRAY, ALEX KING, PETER MURPHY and ROB MURRAY.

Councillor MIDDLETON, Convener, in the Chair.

1. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sounding Board resolved, in terms of Standing Order 27(2), that the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following item, so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, paragraph 1.

2. REVIEW OF CHIEF EXECUTIVES SALARIES

There was submitted a letter dated 2 October 2001 from COSLA seeking views on the Report by Sir Neil McIntosh with regard to Chief Executives salaries.

In this connection there was also submitted a paper by the Acting Director of Personnel being a suggested view on the seven specific questions raised by COSLA in their communication.

The Sounding Board agreed:-

  1. to approve the paper submitted by the Acting Director of Personnel as the Council's response on the review of Chief Executives salaries; and
  2. to note that the question of differentials between the Chief Executive and other Chief Officers would require to form part of the wider consideration of the McIntosh Review.
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