Agenda

Special Meeting, Scrutiny Management Panel - Wednesday, 15th September, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: James Harris on 023 9260 6065  Email: james.harris@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Meeting information: Risk Assessment for Council Chamber pdf icon PDF 421 KB

This has been published on the meeting page on the website.

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Members' Interests

3.

Call in of decision taken by Cabinet on 22 June 2021 in respect of item 10 on that agenda : Appointments to Outside Organisations pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The purpose of the report is to request the Panel to review the decision taken

by the Cabinet on 22 June 2021 in respect of item 10 on that agenda

"Appointments to Outside Organisations" (The nominations which were

considered by the Cabinet on 22 June 2021 together with the decision record

is attached as Appendix 1 to this report.)

 

Councillors Matthew Atkins, Ryan Brent, Hannah Hockaday, Lee Mason and

Daniel Wemyss have asked that the decision be called in for scrutiny on the

basis that they believe that the decision may have been taken without

adequate information (of which the nature has been identified).

 

The Lead Call-in Member is Councillor Matthew Atkins. The Lead Cabinet

Member is Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City

Council.

 

The decision today is for the panel to determine whether the Cabinet's

decision has been taken without adequate information.

 

If the panel is satisfied that the decision was not taken without adequate

information being supplied to enable the Cabinet to reach its decision, then no

further action is required and the matter ends here.

 

If the panel is not satisfied on these grounds, the panel may refer the matter

back to the Cabinet for reconsideration, setting out in writing the nature of its

concerns that are to be addressed in conjunction with the original matter.

 

A report by the City Solicitor is attached with the following documents as

appendices:

 

·       The table of nominations considered by the Cabinet on 22 June 2021

(Appendix 1)

·       the Cabinet Decision Notice published on 24 June 2021 (Appendix 2)

·       Procedure note for the meeting (Appendix 3)

·       Reasons for Call-in and Call-in request (Appendix 4)

·       Part 4E of the Council's Constitution - Appointments to Outside Bodies

and organisations, charities etc - Political Proportionality Protocol

(Appendix 5)

 

The relevant members and officers will be in attendance.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Panel is requested to consider the evidence

and decide whether to resolve either:

 

(1) that no action should be taken in respect of the decision made by

the Cabinet on 22 June 2021; or

 

(2) that the matter should be referred back to Cabinet for

reconsideration, setting out in writing the nature of its concerns

that are to be addressed in conjunction with the original matter.

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