Agenda and minutes

Executive Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 26th September, 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 Councillor Riley. Councillor Edward Lavery was present as Councillor Riley’s substitute


Declarations of Interest in Matters coming before this meeting


No interests were declared by Members.


To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 104 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2019 were 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 80 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. It was welcomed that a regular report would be received by the Residents, Education and Environmental Services Policy Overview Committee on the Community Infrastructure Levy.


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 26 September 2019 meeting and the decisions made by Cabinet on them earlier that evening.


All Members present welcomed the Council’s robust response to Heathrow Airport Limited’s Statutory Consultation on expansion.


On the report on the licensed deficit that was granted by Cabinet for three schools in the Borough, clarification was sought on the effect of the proposed increase in funding from the Government on schools and further details on budget management plans for Oak Wood School in light of their ongoing deficit.


On the Revenue and Capital Month 4 Budget Monitoring Report, Members sought clarification on the School Deficit Recovery Plan detailed in the report, along with more information on the overspend relating to Special Educational Needs Transport due to demographic growth. Additionally, more context was requested on the overspend in the Central School Services Block due to the increase in young people accessing alternative provision.


RESOLVED: – That the decisions made by the Cabinet at their meeting on 26 September 2019 be endorsed and that no call-in be made.