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Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Council
Wednesday, 19th January, 2011 1.30 pm

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds

Contact: Governance Services Unit 

Items
No. Item

53.

Announcements

Minutes:

a)  The Lord Mayor thanked Members of Council for their best wishes following recent minor surgery.

 

b)  The Lord Mayor informed Council that the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Patrick Davey and his wife, Patricia, were expecting twins.

 

c)  The Lord Mayor congratulated Council Brenda Lancaster having been chosen by her group for the role of Lord Mayor in 2011/2012.

 

d)  The Lord Mayor welcomed Honorary Alderman Frank Robinson and his family to the meeting.

 

e)  The Lord Mayor congratulated Jean Dent on her OBE, Councillor Gettings on his MBE and Marjorie Ziff on her MBE.

 

f)  The Lord Mayor informed Council that he had recently received a letter from Clarence House on behalf of Prince William and Kate Middleton thanking Council for its best wishes.

 

g)  The Lord Mayor reminded Members that a special Council meeting was to take place on Wednesday, 26th January 2011, at 6.00 pm.

 

h)  The Lord Mayor informed Council that there would be a Freedom Ceremony for HMS Ark Royal on 12th February 2011.

 

54.

Honorary Alderman Frank Robinson

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor welcomed Honorary Alderman Frank Robinson to the meeting following his recent illness and Council congratulated him on being admitted as an Honorary Alderman of the city in recognition of his long and distinguished public service.

 

The Lord Mayor presented Honorary Alderman Robinson with his Honorary Alderman’s badge.

 

55.

Suspension of Council Procedure Rules

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Gruen and seconded by Councillor Lobley that under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 22.1 (Suspension of Council Procedure Rules) that Council Procedure Rule 3.0 (time limits for business) be suspended to allow the business of the meeting to be extended by 10 minutes.

 

RESOLVED – That Council Procedure Rules be suspended to allow the meeting to be extended by 10 minutes.

 

56.

Minutes

57.

Declarations of Interest

58.

Deputations

59.

Reports

60.

Questions

61.

Recommendations of the Licensing Committee

62.

Minutes

63.

Motion to Suspend Council Procedure Rules

Minutes:

During debate under minute 62 above it was moved by Councillor Lobley and seconded by Councillor Bentley that under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 13.2(c) the order of business be changed in order that the reference back in the name of Councillor Anderson be heard first.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion was lost. 

 

On the requisition of Councillors J Procter and Lobley, the voting on the motion to change the order of business was recorded as follows:

 

YES

 

Anderson, Barker, Bentley, Brett, Campbell, A Carter, Castle, Chapman, Chastney, Cleasby, Downes, Ewens, Mrs R Feldman, R D Feldman, Fox, Golton, M Hamilton, Harrand, Harris, W Hyde, Kendall, Kirkland, Lamb, Lancaster, G Latty, P Latty, Lobley, Marjoram, Matthews, Monaghan, J Procter, R Procter, Pryke, Robinson, Schofield, Smith, A Taylor, Townsley, Wadsworth, Wilkinson, Wilson, Wood.

42

 

NO

 

Akhtar, Armitage, Atha, A Blackburn, D Blackburn, Blake, Congreve, Coulson, Davey, Dobson, Dowson, Driver, Dunn, Gabriel, P Grahame, R Grahame, Groves, Gruen, S Hamilton, Hanley, Hardy, G Harper, J Harper, A Hussain, G Hussain, G Hyde, Illingworth, Iqbal, Jarosz, J Lewis, R Lewis, Lowe, Lyons, Maqsood, A McKenna, Morgan, Mulherin, Murray, Nash, Ogilvie, Parker, Rafique, Renshaw, Selby, Taggart, E Taylor, Wakefield, Yeadon.

48

 

ABSTAIN

 

Elliott, Finnigan, Gettings, Grayshon, Leadley, Varley.

6

 

64.

Exempt Information - Exclusion of the Press and Public

Minutes:

During debate under minute 62 above it was moved by Councillor Lobley and seconded by Councillor Bentley that discussion on minute 153, page 94 be considered in private.

 

Upon being put to the vote it was;

 

RESOLVED -  That the public be excluded from the meeting during discussion on minute 153 , page 94 which was designated as exempt on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information so designated as follows:-

 

Minute 153, page 94 under the terms of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3) and on the grounds that discussion on the minute would contain information relating to the estimated funding the Council would have to provide. It was felt that if this is disclosed, specifically to prospective suppliers, this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interest of the Council in any future competitive procurement exercise.

 

On the requisition of Councillor Lobley and Councillor Bentley, the voting on the motion in the name of Councillor Lobley was recorded as follows:-

 

YES

 

Akhtar, Anderson, Armitage, Atha, Atkinson, Barker, Bentley, A Blackburn, D Blackburn, Blake, Brett, Campbell, A Carter, J L Carter, Castle, Chapman, Chastney, Cleasby, Congreve, Coulson, Davey, Dobson, Downes, Dowson, Driver, Dunn, Elliott, Ewens, Mrs R Feldman, R D Feldman, Finnigan, Fox, Gabriel, Gettings, Golton, P Grahame, R Grahame, Grayshon, Groves, Gruen, M Hamilton, S Hamilton, Hanley, Hardy, G Harper, J Harper, Harris, A Hussain, G Hussain, G Hyde, W Hyde, Illingworth, Iqbal, Jarosz, Kendall, Kirkland, Lamb, Lancaster, G Latty, P Latty, Leadley, J Lewis, R Lewis, Lobley, Lowe, Lyons, Maqsood, Marjoram, Matthews, A McKenna, Monaghan, Morgan, Mulherin, Murray, Nash, Ogilvie, Parker, J Procter, R Procter, Pryke, Rafique, Renshaw, Robinson, Schofield, Selby, Smith, Taggart, E Taylor, A Taylor, Townsley, Varley, Wadsworth, Wakefield, Wilkinson, Wilson, Wood, Yeadon.

97

 

NO

 

0

 

ABSTAIN

 

0

 

(The meeting was suspended at 5.10 pm and resumed at 5.40 pm.)

 

65.

White Paper Motion - Bin Route Re-Organisation

This Council has no confidence in the Executive Member for Environmental Services following his incompetent handling of the bin route re-organisation.

 

B ANDERSON

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor B Anderson, seconded by Councillor Monaghan that this Council has no confidence in the Executive Member for Environmental Services following his incompetent handling of the bin route re-organisation.

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was declared lost.

 

On the requisition of Councillors Lobley and J Procter, the voting on the motion in the name of Councillor Anderson was recorded as follows:-

 

YES

 

Anderson, Bentley, Brett, Campbell, A Carter, Castle, Chastney, Cleasby, Downes, Ewens, Mrs R Feldman, R D Feldman, Fox, Golton, M Hamilton, Harrand, W Hyde, Kendall, Kirkland, Lamb, Lancaster, G Latty, P Latty, Lobley, Marjoram, Matthews, Monaghan, J Procter, R Procter, Pryke, Robinson, Schofield, Smith, A Taylor, Townsley, Wadsworth, Wilkinson, Wilson, Wood.

39

 

NO

 

Akhtar, Armitage, Atha, A Blackburn, D Blackburn, Blake, Congreve, Coulson, Davey, Dobson, Dowson, Driver, Dunn, Elliott, Finnigan, Gabriel, Gettings, P Grahame, R Grahame, Grayshon, Groves, Gruen, S Hamilton, Hanley, Hardy, G Harper, J Harper, A Hussain, G Hussain, G Hyde, Illingworth, Iqbal, Jarosz, Leadley, J Lewis, R Lewis, Lowe, Lyons, Maqsood, A McKenna, Morgan, Mulherin, Murray, Nash, Ogilvie, Parker, Rafique, Renshaw, Selby, Taggart, E Taylor, Varley, Wakefield, Yeadon.

54

 

ABSTAIN

 

0

 

66.

Motion to Suspend Council Procedure Rules

Minutes:

During debate under minute 65 above, it was moved by Councillor Bentley, and seconded by Councillor Lobley that under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 22.1, Council Procedure Rule 3.1(c) be suspended to allow all comments on the White Paper motion in the name of Councillor Anderson to be debated.

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried and it was;

 

RESOLVED -  That Council Procedure Rules be suspended to allow all comments on the White Paper motion in the name of Councillor Anderson to be debated.

 

On the requisition of Councillors Lobley and J Procter, the voting on the motion in the name of Councillor Bentley was recorded as follows:-

 

YES

 

Anderson, Bentley, A Blackburn, Brett, Campbell, A Carter, Castle, Chapman, Chastney, Cleasby, Downes, Elliott, Ewens, Mrs R Feldman, R D Feldman, Finnigan, Fox, Gettings, Golton, Grayshon, M Hamilton, Harrand, Harris, W Hyde, Kendall, Kirkland, Lamb, Lancaster, G Latty, P Latty, Leadley, Lobley, Marjoram, Matthews, Monaghan, J Procter, R Procter, Pryke, Robinson, Schofield, Smith, A Taylor, Townsley, Varley, Wadsworth, Wilkinson, Wilson, Wood.

48

 

NO

 

Akhtar, Armitage, Atha, D Blackburn, Blake, Congreve, Coulson, Davey, Dobson, Dowson, Driver, Dunn, Gabriel, P Grahame, R Grahame, Groves, Gruen, S Hamilton, Hanley, Hardy, G Harper, J Harper, A Hussain, G Hussain, G Hyde, Illingworth, Iqbal, Jarosz, J Lewis, R Lewis, Lowe, Lyons, Maqsood, A McKenna, Morgan, Mulherin, Murray, Nash, Ogilvie, Parker, Rafique, Renshaw, Selby, Taggart, E Taylor, Wakefield, Yeadon.

47

 

ABSTAIN

 

0

 

(The provision of Council Procedure Rule 3.1(d) was applied at the conclusion of the debate on the above motion.)

 

67.

Withdrawal of Motion

Minutes:

Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 14.11, with the consent of the seconder and of Council, Councillor Blake withdrew the motion in her name relating to Young People Funding Cuts.

 

68.

White Paper Motion - Local Business Rates

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor S Golton, seconded by Councillor A Carter, and

 

RESOLVED – That this Council supports the retention of income from local business rates by Councils and resolves to ask the Chief Executive to write to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government supporting this outcome, when the government reviews local government finances during the course of 2011.

 

69.

White Paper Motion - VAT Increase Exemption for Charities

Minutes:

Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 14.10, leave of Council was given to alter the motion in the name of Councillor Gruen by the incorporation of Councillor Campbell’s amendment.

 

It was moved by Councillor Gruen, seconded by Councillor Yeadon and

 

RESOLVED – That this Council believes that Charities play a vital part in the fabric of society.  Council therefore urges the Government to exempt all their purchases from VAT.

 

70.

White Paper Motion Submitted Under the Provisions of Council Procedure Rule 3.1(d) - Payments Council's Use of Cheques Policy

Minutes:

Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 14.10, leave of Council was given to alter the motion in the name of Councillor Golton by the incorporation of Councillor Leadley’s amendment.

 

It was moved by Councillor Golton, seconded by Councillor Leadley and

 

RESOLVED – That this Council notes the intention of the ‘Payments Council’ to cease the use of cheques by 2018 and to discourage the acceptance of cheques by withdrawing the United Kingdom Cheque Guarantee Scheme on 30 June 2011. 

 

Council further notes that cheques provide a vital means of payment for many people and organisations.

 

Council therefore expresses its support for campaigners who are opposed to the withdrawal of cheques by UK banks.

 

 

Council rose at 8.20 pm.