Agenda and decisions

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 12th September, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Items
No. Item

2.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

4.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

5.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

No referrals were made at the time of publication of the agenda.

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

 

6.

GAMBLING IN THE BRADFORD DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “E”) which provides an update on action taken regarding problem gambling and gambling related harm within the district, following the meeting of the Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee held on 21 March 2019.

 

Recommended –

 

The committee is invited to comment on the current draft Local Area Profile and other action points detailed at Section 2 of Document “E”.

 

(Tracy McLuckie - 01274 432240)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That this Committee requests that the final Local Area Profile be            presented to this Committee at its meeting on 14 November 2019.

 

(2)       That this Committee requests that a cross departmental and cross       organisational plan be presented to this Committee on 14       November 2019, which focuses specifically on the issues             identified in the Local Area Profile and also identifies other          potential populations that could be deemed to be at risk.

 

(3)       That this Committee requests that representations from treatment        services and the Gambling Commission be requested to attend         the meeting in November 2019.

 

(4)       That this Committee requests that the Executive consider           organising a cross sector group conference to examine the issue          of problem gambling in the Bradford district and to also explore             local solutions.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place

 

                                                            (Tracey McLuckie – 01274 432240)

7.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the Not for Publication Appendix 2 relating to the HRplus Contract Review on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraph 3 (financial or business affairs) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in allowing the public to remain is outweighed by the public interest in excluding public access to the relevant part of the proceedings for the following reasons:

 

It is in the public interest in maintaining these exemptions because it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made fully aware of the financial implications of any decision.

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 43479)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the Not for Publication Appendix 2 relating to the HRplus Contract Review on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraph 3 (financial or business affairs) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in allowing the public to remain is outweighed by the public interest in excluding public access to the relevant part of the proceedings for the following reasons:

 

It is in the public interest in maintaining these exemptions because it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made fully aware of the financial implications of any decision.

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 43479)

 

8.

HRplus CONTRACT REVIEW pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Following the Bradford Council’s Full Year Performance Report to Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 10 July 2019, Members requested a report evaluating the HRplus contract.

 

The Director of Human Resources will submit a report (Document “F” which contains a Not for Publication Appendix 2) which evaluates the HRplus contract.

 

Recommended –

 

Members are asked to note the contents of this report. 

 

(Simon Jenkins - 01274 437883)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the HR Plus Contract Review findings be considered by the Committee in November 2019 together with options for future service delivery including bringing the Service back in-house.


ACTION:       Human Resources Director

                                    (Anne Lloyd - 01274 43 7335)

 

9.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee will submit a report (Document “G”) which sets out the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2019/20.  The Committee is asked to consider which items it wishes to include in the work programme.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That members consider and comment on the areas of work        included in   the work programme.

 

(2)       That members consider any detailed scrutiny reviews that they             may wish to conduct.

 

(Mustansir Butt - 01274 432574)

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

No resolution was passed in respect of this item.

 

(Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)