Cabinet Member - the Leader - Monday, 23rd December, 2013 11.00 am

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: Vicki Plytas CCDS Tel: 9283 4058 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Forward Plan Omission and Special Urgency Provisions

The decision relating to "Highways PFI Material Damage Policy" is a Key Decision for the purposes of the Forward Plan as defined in Article 13 of the Constitution but was not included in the Forward Plan for December 2013 (published on 25 November) and is therefore an omission from the Forward Plan and also an omission of explanation of exempt information.


Article 13 defines a Key decision as an Executive decision which is likely to:


·         - result in the Council incurring expenditure or the making of savings which are significant having regard to the local authority's budget for the service or function to which the decision relates, or


·         - be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising 2 or more wards in the city's administrative area.


The Chair of the City Council's Scrutiny Management Panel has been notified of  and agreed to the decision being made, in accordance with the City Council's Constitution (General Exceptions, Section 15) and Special Urgency, Section 16).  As the decision must be taken by such a date that it is impracticable to defer the decision until it has been included in the next forward plan, this decision will not be subject to call-in.


The Highways PFI  Material Damage Policy report by the Head of Transport and Environment and Head of Finance (Section 151 Officer)  outlines the need for urgent action to be taken in order to achieve the full amount of savings that have been identified. 



Exclusion of Press and Public

The report entitled " Highways PFI Material Damage Policy " is wholly exempt under the provisions of Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act, 1985, on the grounds that the report contains information defined as exempt in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972”.


The public interest in maintaining the exemption must outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.

Item                                                                             Exemption Para No.*


Highways PFI Material Damage Policy                              3



*Paragraph 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)




Highways PFI Material Damage Policy

The report by the Head of Transport and Environment and Head of Finance (Section 151 Officer) is exempt;  it sets out the proposal to remove material damage insurance from the Highways PFI Contract and transferring that risk to the Council; in turn, PFI Service Provider will reduce the unitary charge (their income from the contract) and the Council will benefit from a reduction in the cost of the Contract.