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Falklands : Falklands Executive Council Report 19 December 2012
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 22.12.2012 (Article Archived on 05.01.2013)

All three elected members and all ex officio members were present for this, the last meeting of the year. As always in December we had a shorter agenda as it should be urgent items only.

Falklands Executive Council Report 19 December 2012


 


All three elected members and all ex officio members were present for this, the last meeting of the year. As always in December we had a shorter agenda as it should be urgent items only.


 


Financial Papers


 


We agreed that the Supplementary Appropriation Bill be remitted to Legislative Assembly to cover additional spending agreed at October and November Standing Finance Committee meetings.


 


We noted and approved a recommendation on the Air-bridge Pricing Structure which will result in a small reduction in the resident fare to take effect for bookings made after the date of the meeting. We also considered proposals for an upgrade to FM Radio and approved one of them so look forward to some real progress in the future.


 


Legislation/Legal


 


Legislative drafting priorities are discussed twice a year because decisions may create new requirements and as new policies are introduced the priorities can change. We particularly noted the need for clarification and review of the Broadcasting legislation as high-lighted in the Complaints Commissionerís report and expressed our concern that there should be no further delays on the proposed minimum wage legislation.


 


We agreed the next steps in the introduction of fixed penalties for certain road traffic offences and look forward to seeing the draft legislation in due course.


 


We approved publication of an official information leaflet on the referendum and orders relating to the timing.


 


We agreed to a period of consultation to commence in the New Year on the proposed designation of roads.


 


A number of recommendations relating to the setting up of a port authority were approved as were proposed consultations with interested parties.


 


We discussed and noted on-going work on Child Safeguarding arrangements.


 


Human resources


 


Some interim staffing arrangements were approved, mainly in recognition of additional workloads and another paper approved concerned resources for Regulatory Services which have a heavy statutory workload for Aviation alone, without all their other tasks.


 


Finally we approved an appointment to the Retirement Pensions Board.


 

 

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