Minutes of the CPS Board meeting on 26 July 2012



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


Mark Summerfield
Matthew McGonagle
Veena King


Mike Kennedy
Doreen Langston


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