Agenda and minutes

Executive Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 7.15 pm

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

Contact: Mark Braddock - Statutory Scrutiny Officer  If you are attending the meeting, please enter via main reception and visit the security desk to sign-in and collect a visitors pass. You will then be directed to the Committee Room.

No. Item


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


Apologies were received from Councillor Nick Denys and Councillor Kerri Prince with Councillors Neil Fyfe and Lynne Allen substituting respectively. Apologies were also received from Councillor John Riley.


Declarations of Interest in Matters coming before this meeting


Councillor Peter Curling declared a non-pecuniary interest as a Trustee of HART on Agenda Item 7 and left the room during discussion on the matter.


To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 111 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 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.


All items were considered in public.


Follow-up: Matters for clarification from the last meeting pdf icon PDF 56 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. Members sought clarification on the plans in place by the Council to deal with SEN transport capacity within the Borough.


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 17 December 2019 meeting and the decisions made by Cabinet on them earlier that evening.


The Committee noted that Cabinet's decisions on the Council's Budget for 2020/21 and Local Plan Part 2, as budget and policy framework documents intended for Full Council, would take immediate effect and, therefore, could not be called-in.


On the Homelessness Strategy report, the Committee agreed to seek clarification on the timing of the annual count in the Borough and the number of homeless people outside Heathrow airport.


RESOLVED: – That the remaining decisions made by the Cabinet at their meeting on 17 December 2019 be endorsed and that no call-in be made.