Agenda and minutes

Executive Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 20th June, 2019 7.15 pm

Venue: Committee Room 6 - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

Contact: Mark Braddock  Statutory Scrutiny Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and to report the presence of any substitute Members


All Members were present.


Declarations of Interest in Matters coming before this meeting


No interests were declared by Members present.


To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 103 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2019 were agreed as a correct record.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To confirm that the items of business marked Part I will be considered in public and that the items marked Part II will be considered in private.


Items were considered and public and private as set out on the Cabinet agenda.


Follow-up: Matters for clarification from the last meeting pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive the responses on any information requests or clarifications on matters from the previous Cabinet meeting and associated reports.



The Committee noted the responses provided by officers on the clarifications on the Cabinet reports from the last meeting.


Consideration of Executive Decisions Taken and any Call-Ins pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To undertake the statutory scrutiny role of executive decision-making by the London Borough of Hillingdon, and in particular to review decisions made by the Cabinet prior to this meeting. Members should consider any other decision taken by a Cabinet Member(s) or key decision taken by an Officer published in the five working days before this meeting.



Members gave consideration to the Cabinet reports of the 20 June 2019 meeting and the decisions made by Cabinet on them earlier that evening.


On the Budget Outturn report, noting that current users will be unaffected by the slightly adjusted fee for Meals on Wheels, Members requested details of the previous fee and confirmation on whether any subsidy will continue under the new arrangements.


In relation to the acceptance by Cabinet of the additional Special Provision Fund capital grant of £1,356k, Members sought clarification on what this capital grant would be used for in relation to particular education provision.


On Appendix G, listing agency staff authorisations, Members sought clarification on one assignment and it was suggested that individual Members might wish to raise the broader recruitment efforts in social care at the relevant Policy Overview Committee.


On the Quarterly Planning Obligations report, Members sought a view on whether updates on the Community Infrastructure Levy could also be provided going forward, noting this would need to be considered by the Head of Planning and Cabinet Member.


RESOLVED: – That the decisions made by the Cabinet at their meeting on 20 June 2019 be endorsed and that no call-in be made.