Minutes of the CPS Board meeting on 26 July 2012

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Present

Keir Starmer (Chair)
Peter Lewis
Alan Jenkins
Paul Staff
Derek Manuel

Guests

Mark Summerfield
Matthew McGonagle
Veena King

Apologies

Mike Kennedy
Doreen Langston

Secretariat

Simon Jeal

Item 1: Note of Last Meeting

1. The note of the last meeting was agreed.

Item 2: Director's Update

2. The Director provided an update on the following high profile casework:

  1. Operation Weeting
  2. Tomlinson
  3. Drax Power Station

3. A sharper, streamlined Code was launched for public consultation on 19 July 2012.

4. The public consultation on the CPS Interim Media Guidelines has now closed.

5. The Director delivered a speech on 21 July 2012 announcing the success of the CPS VAWG strategy (2008-2011).

6. Peter Lewis provided an update on the Civil Service Reform Plan.

7. A roundtable discussion will be held in the autumn on Female Genital Mutilation.

Item 3: Refocusing the CPS- update on progress

8. Peter Lewis and Simon Jeal provided an update to the Board on the progress of the Refocusing Programme.

Item 4: Environmental Factors Influencing the Choice of Future Business Models

9. Matthew McGonagle presented a paper on the environmental factors affecting the CPS' consideration of future business models.

Item 5: Delivering the People Strategy into 2013

10. Mark Summerfield presented a paper on planning for year two of the People Strategy.

Item 6: Single Assurance Report

11. Veena King presented a paper on the development of a Single Assurance Report aligned to the Services' strategic objectives.

Item 7: AOB

12. Reporting for the September performance based Board meeting will be done against the CPS Corporate Plan.

Strategy and Policy Directorate
Next meeting 27 September 2012