Issue - meetings

Meeting: 04/10/2018 - Council (Item 139)

Scrutiny Call in and Meeting Timescales (Minute 107 of 24th May 2018)

To receive and consider the recommendations of the Procedures Committee (Minute 43) as an amendment to the following Notice of Motion submitted previously to the Council by Councillor Connett and referred thereto in accordance with Standing Order 8(2), namely; 

 

Members and Officers be reminded that a call in for scrutiny requests the Chief Executive to convene a meeting within five working days of the request being made. Part 4 article 17.4 of the DCC Constitution refers.

 

Therefore the County Council confirms that the requirement to convene a meeting to consider a call in be strictly adhered to unless those members requesting a call in agree to an alternative way of dealing with a call in request.

 

Having had regard to the aforementioned, the current constitutional guidance and other suggestions or alternatives considered at that meeting the Procedures Committee subsequently resolved:

 

that in view of there being no breach of the Council’s Standing Orders and the meeting had been arranged in line with those Standing Orders, there is no requirement to amend the current processes. The Committee recommends to the Council that no further action be taken on the Notice of Motion.

 

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Minutes:

Pursuant to County Council Minute 107 of 24 May 2018 relating to the Notice of Motion set out below as previously submitted and formally moved and seconded by Councillor Connett that:

                       

Members and Officers be reminded that a call in for scrutiny requests the Chief Executive to convene a meeting within five working days of the request being made. Part 4 article 17.4 of the DCC Constitution refers.

 

Therefore, the County Council confirms that the requirement to convene a meeting to consider a call in be strictly adhered to unless those members requesting a call in agree to an alternative way of dealing with a call-in request.

 

and having had regard to the advice of the Procedures Committee as set out in Minute 43 of 10th September 2018 that there had been no breach of the Council’s Standing Orders and that the meeting had been arranged in line with those Standing Orders, there was no requirement to amend the current processes.

 

Councillor Chugg MOVED and Councillor Hart SECONDED that the advice of the Procedures Committee be accepted and that no further action be taken on the Notice of Motion.

 

The amendment in the name of Councillor Chugg was then put to the vote and declared CARRIED and subsequently thereafter also CARRIED as the substantive motion.