Extraordinary Meeting of the Council 28 June 2019

Venue:  Conference Room, Church Square House, Scunthorpe
Time:  3pm
Email: Richard.mell@northlinbcs.gov.uk

1.Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Personal or Personal and Prejudicial Interests.

Members are reminded that the Standards Committee (minute 236) has granted a dispensation to all members to participate in this joint motion, pursuant to section 33 (2) (c) of the Localism Act 2011.

2. To agree suspend/vary Constitution Procedure Rules –

(i)  D1.15 Notices of Motion – to allow for a joint motion to be considered and moved jointly and seconded jointly at the Extraordinary Meeting, and

(ii)   D1.18 Rules of Debate – to allow for the joint movers of the joint motion to both speak for not more than ten minutes each (both with a right of reply). Joint seconders of the joint motion and all other members who have been listed to speak in the Order of Business will be able to speak for not more than five minutes.

3. To consider the following joint motion of which notice has been given and to pass a resolution(s) as may be necessary –

Joint Motionto be moved jointly by Councillor R Waltham MBE and Councillor L Foster and seconded jointly by Councillor R Hannigan and Councillor T Gosling –

‘The Council resolves on behalf of local steelworkers, their families and future generations, to promote the world-class integrated steelworks in Scunthorpe, with its highly skilled and committed workforce.

This council commits to work with any future owner, to protect jobs, and to work with the government to secure additional investment to further enhance steel production facilities in Scunthorpe.

And that this council works with the UK Government to invest in British Steel as a significant long term stakeholder, to ensure the continuity of steel making in Scunthorpe and the UK, accepting the strategic significance of steel production within the UK.

This council resolves that every council member will work together, cross party, with the Unions and Government to ensure a sustainable future for steel making in Scunthorpe.

Furthermore, that this council fully commits to the use of UK steel in its procurement policies, and puts pressure on UK Government to do the same.’

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THE MAYOR – Councillor Jonathan Evison