Economic Development and Corporate Issues Scrutiny Panel – 20 December 2010

PRESENT: Councillor Jawaid MBE in the chair.

Councillors Glover (vice-chair), Bainbridge, Barkworth, Ellerby, Poole and Waltham.

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

209 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.

210 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on6 December 2010, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chair.

211 PUBLIC SPEAKING – There were no requests received.

212 (19) DECEMBER BUDGET REVIEW – The chair welcomed the Service Director Finance to the meeting to discuss the council’s budget review for December 2010. The report was considered by Cabinet at its meeting on 8 December 2010, when it updated members on the council’s financial position in the current year 2010/2011.It also provided an update to the previous review report in September 2010 and, where necessary, gave cabinet the opportunity to make changes to its financial plans.

The report outlined the council’s current position with regards to revenue and capital expenditure, as well as the current treasury policy.

Members then engaged in a discussion with the Service Director Finance on the December Budget Review.

Resolved – (a) That the report be noted, and (b) that the Service Director Finance be thanked for his attendance and for answering member’s questions.

213 (20) LEADER OF THE COUNCIL’S FORWARD PLAN – DECEMBER 2010 TO MARCH 2011 – The Service Director Legal and Democratic circulated the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council’s Forward Plan for December 2010 to March 2011.

The plan contained details of all matters and issues likely to be the subject of key decisions for a period of the next four months, updated on a monthly basis.

Resolved – That the Leader of the Council’s Forward Plan for December 2010 to March 2011 be noted.

214 ADDED ITEM – The chair informed the meeting that following the deferral of the ‘appointment of a management contractor to the Baths Hall or Baths Hall and Plowright Theatre’ added item on 6 December 2010, a special meeting of the panel would be convened on Wednesday 5 January 2011, commencing at 9.30 am at Pittwood House Scunthorpe to consider the matter.

Resolved – That members note the date and time of the special meeting.