Agenda and minutes

Executive Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 25th June, 2020 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.

Link: Watch the LIVE or on demand broadcast of this meeting here

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 virtual meeting held on 21 May 2020 pdf icon PDF 110 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2020 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 in public and private as set out on the Committee and Cabinet agenda.


Follow-up: Matters for clarification from the last meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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


Clarifications from the last meeting were noted.


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 had joined the live virtual Cabinet meeting held prior so that they could fully review the Cabinet reports and decisions made.


On the Council’s budget outturn report, the Committee sought clarification on policy areas that had been reviewed around groups that may be potentially discriminated to avoid legal challenge. The Committee also asked for more information on the outcome of the recent recruitment campaign for the SEND service in light of the increased spend in this area.


Members queried the Council’s position on compliance with the Homelessness Order 2003 and statistics on neighbouring boroughs for comparison. Additionally, the Committee requested more information on the outturn figure in relation to the Programme of Works 2019/20 for youth provision.


On the quarterly planning obligations report, Members sought clarification on the presentation of the Community Infrastructure Levy Annual report to the relevant Policy Overview Committee. It was clarified that the expectation is that for the next report more detail would be provided, including ward breakdown.


RESOLVED: – That the decisions made by the Cabinet at their virtual meeting on 25 June 2020 be endorsed and that no call-in be made.