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Items
No. Item

Formal Matters

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declaration of Substitute Members

3.

Declarations of Interests

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

§  if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

§  you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a)     Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b) Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c) Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d)      Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e) Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f) Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

 

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 176 KB

5.

Chair's Report

6.

Order of Business

7.

Public Questions

For members of the public to ask questions relating to any subject on the meeting agenda under Procedure Rule 70.5. Alternatively, the Chair may opt to accept questions from the public during the discussion on each agenda item.

 

Items for Decision/Discussion

1.

Housing Communications Scrutiny Review: Witness Evidence pdf icon PDF 149 KB

a)    Jo Murphy, Service Director – Homes and Communities

b)    Christine Short, Head of Capital Programming

c)    Notes of focus group sessions

Additional documents:

2.

Fire Safety Scrutiny Review: Witness Evidence pdf icon PDF 148 KB

a)    Evidence from the London Hazards Centre (TBC)

b)    Briefing note: Re-homing residents in the event of a fire

c)    Notes of sessions attended by the Chair

d)    Briefing note: HMO licensing and fire safety in HMOs

Additional documents:

3.

Capital Programme Scrutiny 2015/16 - 12 Month Update pdf icon PDF 214 KB

4.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Urgent non-exempt items (if any)

Any non- exempt items which the Chair agrees should be considered urgent by reason of special circumstances. The reasons for urgency will be agreed by the Chair and recorded in the minutes.

Exclusion of press and public

To consider whether, in view of the nature of the remaining items on the agenda, any of them are likely to involve the disclosure of exempt or confidential information within the terms of the Access to Information Procedure Rules in the Constitution and, if so, whether to exclude the press and public during discussion thereof.

Confidential/exempt items

Urgent exempt items (if any)

Any exempt items which the Chair agrees should be considered urgently by reason of special circumstances. The reasons for urgency will be agreed by the Chair and recorded in the minutes.