Economic Development and Corporate Issues Scrutiny Panel (Special Meeting) – 5 January 2011

Councillors Glover (Vice-Chair), Bainbridge, Barkworth, Bunyan, Ellerby and Poole.

Councillor Kirk (Leader of the Council) attended the meeting in his position as Regeneration, Marketing and Strategic Finance Cabinet Member.

Councillors J Briggs and Waltham attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

215  DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUCICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interest.

No whip was declared.

216  PUBLIC SPEAKING – There were no requests received.

(21)  ADDED ITEM – APPOINTMENT OF A MANAGEMENT CONTRACTOR TO THE BATHS HALL OR BATHS HALL AND PLOWRIGHT THEATRE – The Chair welcomed Peter Williams, Service Director Asset Management and Culture, Nolan Bennett, BSF Programme Director and Councillor Kirk, the council’s Regeneration, Marketing and Strategic Finance Cabinet Member to the meeting.  In accordance with the council’s constitution, Mr Williams, Mr Nolan and Councillor Kirk were in attendance to discuss the added item requested by Councillor Glover on ‘appointment of a management contractor to the Baths Hall or Baths Hall and Plowright Theatre’.

Members engaged in a discussion as to whether or not the public should be excluded from the meeting for consideration of the item on the grounds that it may involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

It was then moved by Councillor Barkworth and seconded by Councillor Ellerby –

217  That the public be excluded from the meeting for consideration of this item on the grounds that it would involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

Motion Carried

(Councillors Bunyan, Glover and Poole wished to be recorded as dissenting from the above decision, minute 217 refers).

Following the exclusion of the public, the Chair introduced the item and asked the scrutiny panel if they wished the Service Director Asset Management and Culture to summarise his briefing paper.  The members unanimously agreed this.

Following the summary of the briefing paper, the Chair asked Councillor Glover to initiate discussions on the added item and ask questions of the Service Director.

The Chair then invited any other scrutiny panel member to ask questions of the Service Director.

The Service Director, BSFProgramme Director and Councillor Kirk responded to the questions accordingly.

Following conclusion of the questions/discussion on the added item, it was –

Resolved – That the Service Director Asset Management and Culture, BSF Programme Director and Councillor Kirk, the council’s Regeneration, Marketing and Strategic Finance Cabinet Member,be thanked for their attendance and for answering member’s questions.