Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 1 June 2023 5.00 pm, POSTPONED

Venue: Conference Chamber, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3YU

Contact: Christine Brain: Democratic Services Officer  Email:

Note: This meeting has been postponed and will now be held on Thursday 22 June 2023 at 5pm 

No. Item



Procedural matters



Any member who is substituting for another member should so indicate, together with the name of the relevant absent member.


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 26 January 2023 and 30 March 2023 (copies attached.)

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Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, no later than when that item is reached and to leave the meeting prior to discussion and voting on the item.

Part 1 – public


Public participation

Members of the public who live or work in the district are welcome to speak and may ask one question or make a statement of not more than three minutes duration relating to items to be discussed in Part 1 of the agenda only.  If a question is asked and answered within three minutes, the person who asked the question may ask a supplementary question that arises from the reply.


In accordance with government guidance, the Council has developed general protocols on operating buildings safely in order to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus and will apply to members of the public registered to speak.  We would therefore strongly urge anyone who wishes to register to speak to notify Democratic Services by 9am on the day of the meeting so that advice can be given on the arrangements in place.


There is an overall limit of 15 minutes for public speaking, which may be extended at the Chair’s discretion.



2022 to 2023 Performance Report (Quarter 4) pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/007

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Internal Audit Annual Report (2022 to 2023) including results of external assessment of internal audit pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/008


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Outline Internal Audit Plan (2023 to 2024) pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/009


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Annual Report from the Health and Safety Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/010


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Annual Appointments to the Financial Resilience Sub-Committee and the Health and Safety Sub-Committee (2023 to 2024)

Report number: PAS/WS/23/011 (Report to follow)



Work programme update 2023 to 2024 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report number: PAS/WS/23/012

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Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded during the consideration of the following item because it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt categories or information as prescribed in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and indicated against each item and, in all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Part 2 – exempt



2022 to 2023 Performance Report (Quarter 4): Exempt Appendix F

Exempt Appendix F to Report number: PAS/WS/23/007


(This exempt appendix is to be considered in private under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as it contains information relating to an individual and information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual).