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CMIS Organisation Structure

2003-04

Council

Takes some of the most important decisions on the Council's major policies, such as the budget and Council Tax levels.

Appeals Commission

Hears appeals against some of the decisions of the Council, for example housing allocations, homelessness and home to school transport.

Business Management Group

Manages the flow of Council business, deals with electoral and electoral registration matters and monitors the application of the Council's Constitution.

Cabinet

Puts forward proposals for the Council's budget and main policies and makes day-to-day decisions on Council services.2003-04

Decisions by Officers and Cabinet Members

Decisions taken by individual Councillors and Officers.

Development Control

Deals with planning applications.

Environment, Transport and Localities

Reviews and scrutinises either decisions of the Cabinet, Cabinet Members, or Officers and undertakes development work relating to the physical environment and regeneration, planning and management of the built environment.

Learning, Community, and Economic Development

Reviews and scrutinises either decisions of the Cabinet, Cabinet Members, or Officers and undertakes development work relating to education, children's services, economic and community development, leisure services, arts and culture, libraries and lifelong learning, and youth services.

Licensing and Regulation

Responsible for the Council's licensing functions, including public entertainment, taxis and house to house and street collections.

Social Care, Housing and Health

Reviews and scrutinises either decisions of the Cabinet, Cabinet Members, or Officers and undertakes development work relating to the Council's housing stock, social and health care, elderly persons and mental welfare services. The Committee is also responsible for the scrutiny of health services in Milton Keynes.

Standards

Deals with the ethical standards of Councillors by being resposponsible for the Council's Code of Conduct.

Treasury

Reviews and scrutinises either decisions of the Cabinet, Cabinet Members, or Officers and undertakes development work relating to the Council's revenue and capital budgets, the overall management of Council services, local democracy and issues which relate to many or all of the Council's services 'cross cutting issues'.

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