Agenda and minutes

Executive Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 25th July, 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


Apologies were received from Councillors Denys and Riley. Councillor R. Mills was present as Councillor Denys’ substitute.


Declarations of Interest in Matters coming before this meeting




To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 112 KB


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019 be approved 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 55 KB

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 25 July 2019 meeting and the decisions made by Cabinet on them earlier that evening.


On the Revenue and Capital Month 2 Budget Monitoring Report, Members requested further detail on the Council’s Deficit Recovery Plan. It was confirmed that the matter was still in progress, and that further information on the plan could be shared once it had been finalised.  Members requested that paragraph 155 of the report be explained in layman’s terms.


Considering a confidential report towards the end of the meeting relating to the procurement of caged tipper vehicles, Members requested that officers provide detail on why, of the eleven suppliers invited to tender, only four registered interest.


RESOLVED: – That the decisions made by the Cabinet at their meeting on 25 July 2019 be endorsed and that no call-in be made.