People Scrutiny Panel (Special Meeting) – 10 November 2011

PRESENT:  Councillor Mrs Bromby in the chair. 

Councillors Barker (Vice-Chair), Eckhardt, Godfrey, Jawaid MBE, Robinson, and Wells.

Statutory Co-opted Members: Mrs A Dunkerley (Parent Governor Representative).

Councillors Ali, Briggs, Carlile, Clark, Collinson, Davison, L Foster, T Foster, Kirk, Marper, Poole, Rowson  and Whiteley attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

32  DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Cllr Wells declared a personal interest as he helped raise money for Stonecroft House Care Home, a respite facility, as part of the British Legion. 

No whip was declared. 

33  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAKThere were no requests received.

34  (4)  ITEM REQUESTED FOR CALL-IN IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 22 OF PART D RULE 5 (OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY PROCEDURE RULES) OF THE COUNCIL’S CONSTITUTION – Minute 31 of the Children and Adult’s Services Cabinet Member meeting held on 8 November 2011 – Result of Phase 2 of the Consultation on the Future of Scotter House and the Options for Service Users.  

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and, as the member who had requested the call-in, introduced her reasons for calling-in the decision taken by the Children and Adult’s Services Cabinet Member.  These were based on the significant public interest in the issue.  The Chairman invited the Cabinet Member to explain the process that led to the decision being taken.

The Chairman then invited other members to take part in the discussion and to hold the Cabinet Member to account.  Members of the panel asked the Cabinet Member and officers a range of questions relevant to the report, including costs, subsidy and other financial considerations, the role of personalisation, the consultation process, staffing considerations, emergency access and wider market availability.

Resolved – That no further action be taken, and the above decision of the Children and Adult’s Services Cabinet Member (minute 31 refers) take effect on the date of the panel meeting.