Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Pursuant to County Council Minute 30 of 20 July 2017 relating to the Notice of Motion set out below as previously submitted and formally moved and seconded by Councillor Greenslade that:
‘(1) that the County Council notes that earmarked reserves at outturn for 2016/17, excluding carry forwards, increased in year by £15,299 m with no spending being made against the reserves for budget management, business rates risk, emergency, and on street parking in 2016/17.
Accordingly County Council agrees to compensate all school budgets, which had suffered a £33 per pupil cut in 2017/18, by the equivalent of the loss in their budgets consequent upon this decision taken in setting the County Council’s budget for 2017/18.
The cost of this action, approx £2.2m, be met from the earmarked reserve for budget management.
(2) that the County Council organises a round table at which representatives of the Devon schools community debate with all the MP’s representing new Devon the issue of future school funding including a revised schools funding formula.’
and having had regard to the advice of the Cabinet (the amendment) set out in Minute 55a of 13 September 2017:
Councillor Hart MOVED and Councillor Clatworthy SECONDED that
the Cabinet’s advice be accepted and that that in light of the actions already undertaken and taken by Cabinet Members, Officers and the wider education community to secure fairer funding for schools, outlined in Report CSO/17/24, the County Council be recommended to take no further action on the Notice of Motion; and that the Council continue to work with the f40 Group (which represents the lowest funded local authorities) to secure fairer funding for education.
The Amendment in the name of Councillor Hart was then put to the vote and declared CARRIED.
Councillor Greenslade then MOVED and Councillor Biederman SECONDED that
‘the Cabinet recommendation be deleted and amended by the substitution of the original notice of motion’.
Councillor Greenslade MOVED and Councillor Connett SECONDED that, in accordance with Standing Order 32, the vote on the amendment in the name of Councillor Greenslade shall be by a roll call vote.
The Motion was put to the vote and declared LOST.
The Amendment in the name of Councillor Greenslade was then put to the vote and declared LOST.
(In accordance with Standing Order 32(4) Councillors Asvachin, Aves, Biederman, Brazil, Brennan, Brodie, Connett, Dewhirst, Greenslade, Hannaford, Hodgson, Hook, Shaw, Way, Whitton and Wright asked that their vote for Councillor Greenslade’s amendment be recorded).
The Motion in the name of Councillor Hart was then put to the vote and declared CARRIED.
(In accordance with Standing Order 32(4) Councillors Asvachin, Aves, Biederman, Brazil, Brennan, Brodie, Connett, Dewhirst, Greenslade, Hannaford, Hodgson, Hook, Shaw, Way, Whitton and Wright asked that their vote for against Councillor Harts motion be recorded).
Publication date: 06/10/2017
Date of decision: 05/10/2017
Decided at meeting: 05/10/2017 - Council