A motion was submitted to Council, 6 March 2017, in accordance with Council procedure rule 11.8 - to be referred to the Housing Economy and Business Committee. The procedure rules required this motion to be moved and seconded, then referred to the committee for debate.
Councillor Neil Garratt submitted a motion at Full Council, 6 March 2017, seconded by Councillor David Hicks, indicating that he would like this debated at Housing, Economy and Business Committee under the procedure outlined by Standing Order 11.8.
Upon the invitation of the Chair, Councillor Neil Garratt introduced the motion, focussing on the purpose and scope of the Committee, prior to debate.
In particular, the Chair commented upon the role of the Committee and the context of the ‘material issue’ referenced in the motion, as further discussed by other Members. Further debate centred on the notion of delegated authority and the differences between a committee and cabinet system.
Following discussion, Councillor Neil Garratt concluded the debate, welcoming an increased level of scrutiny at the Committee.
Referencing Standing Order 11.11, the Chair expressed regret that no amendments could be made to a motion at Committee as then agreement may have been reached. Members were instead invited by the Chair to highlight areas for future consideration and scrutiny at the Committee.
At the vote, the motion was lost.
Councillor Neil Garratt formally moved the motion which was formally seconded by Councillor David Hicks. The Mayor advised that the motion would be referred to the Housing, Economy and Business Committee for consideration at the 21 March meeting.