Agenda and minutes

Executive Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 14th November, 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 Kerri Prince.


Declarations of Interest in Matters coming before this meeting


No interests were declared by Members.


To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 111 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 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 50 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 14 November 2019 meeting and the decisions made by Cabinet on them earlier that evening.


On the Budget Monitoring report, Councillors sought more information on how the sizable £4.5m deficit in the High Needs Block element of the Schools Budget would be financed and any effect from this on the funds to mainstream schools. The Committee also sought an update on the sign-off of the Deficit Recovery Plan by the Department of Education and how the SEN Transport budget drawdown is forecasted. Additionally, on the London Crime Prevention Fund grant accepted by Cabinet, Members sought more information on how this would be used in schools.


On the review into Universal Credit by the Social Care, Housing and Public Health Policy Overview Committee, Members praised the comprehensive report and agreed to pass on their thanks to the Committee.


RESOLVED: – That the decisions made by the Cabinet at their meeting on 14 November 2019 be endorsed and that no call-in be made.