Abstracts: July 4th, 2005

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television
channel for public service modernisation. It looks at how cabinets work in
local councils. A panel of local council leaders who represent a cross section
of the political landscape share personal views and their authorities various
approaches to cabinet management. The discussion ranges over a number of key
issues including election versus appointment, performance management, succession
planning and new developments such as the emerging role of Deputies and
implications for the 2000 Local Government Act.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors
of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public
sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime,
at any location via the internet.

The programme is permanently available at: