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Items
No. Item

603.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (if any).

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Varsha Parmar, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Equality and Community Safety

604.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests arising from business to be transacted at this meeting from:

 

(a)               all Members of the Cabinet; and

(b)               all other Members present.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that the following interests were declared:

 

Agenda Item 5 – Councillor Questions

 

Councillors Chris Mote and Janet Mote, who were not members of Cabinet, declared non-pecuniary interests in that they were carers and one of the questions concerned the Council’s support for carers in the Borough.  They would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and Councillor Janet Mote would participate by putting the question, and a supplementary question, to the Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Schools.

 

Agenda Item 5 – Councillor Questions

 

Councillor Sue Anderson declared a non-pecuniary interest in that she was a carer and one of the questions concerned the Council’s support for carers in the Borough.  She would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered.

605.

Petitions

To receive any petitions submitted by members of the public or Councillors.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that no petitions had been received.

606.

Questions pdf icon PDF 12 KB

To receive any public questions received in accordance with paragraph 16 of the Executive Procedure Rules.

 

Questions will be asked in the order notice of them was received and there be a time limit of 15 minutes.

 

[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, Monday 9 October 2017. 

Questions should be sent to publicquestions@harrow.gov.uk  

No person may submit more than one question].

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  Public and Councillor questions taken were responded to and any recording placed on the Council’s website.

607.

Key Decision Schedule - October to December 2017 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Key Decision Schedule be noted.

608.

Progress on Scrutiny Projects pdf icon PDF 156 KB

For consideration

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

609.

Youth Justice Partnership Plan 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report of the Corporate Director, People Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved to RECOMMEND:  (to Council)

 

That the Youth Justice Partnership Plan 2017-18, as set out in the report and appendices, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:  It was a statutory requirement to produce a Youth Justice Plan.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

 

[Note:  Call-in does not apply to the recommendation reserved to Council.]

610.

Implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFiD II) pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Report of the Director of Finance.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved to RECOMMEND:  (to Council)

 

That

 

(1)          the immediate commencement of applications for elected professional client status with all relevant institutions be agreed in order to ensure it could continue to implement an effective investment strategy;

 

(2)          responsibility be delegated to the Director of Finance, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Commercialisation, for the purposes of completing the applications and determining the basis of the application as either full or single service.

 

RESOLVED:  That the potential impact on the treasury investment strategy of becoming a retail client with effect from 3 January 2018 be noted.

 

Reason for Decision:  To comply with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and adhere to the Financial Regulations set out in the Council’s Constitution.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

 

[Note:  Call-in does not apply to the recommendation reserved to Council or to Cabinet’s decision to note the potential impact of the strategy.]

RESOLVED ITEMS

611.

Procurement of Revenues and Benefits Support pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Report of the Corporate Director, Resources and Commercial.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the procurement of a contract for Revenues and Benefits resilience support with a maximum value of £1.3m over 5 years (£0.260m annually) be authorised, subject to the demonstration of Best Value;

 

(2)          authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Resources and Commercialisation to award the contract for Revenues and Benefits processing resilience, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Commercialisation, and if so required by procedures, to bring a contract award recommendation to Cabinet for approval;

 

(3)          the contract award be brought to Cabinet for the award decision if the price exceeded the current available budget.

 

Reason for Decision:  The procurement was considered necessary to sustain the delivery of statutory services at existing performance levels within the context that the existing supplier had agreed terms to exit the contract by 31 March 2018, thereby necessitating urgent procurement of a replacement supplier.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.