Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee
Thursday, 12th July, 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Judy Cordell, Senior Democratic Support Officer  Tel:- 023 8083 2766

Items
No. Item

6.

Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Service Director, Legal and Governance, acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillor Bell to replace one of the vacancies on this Committee for the purposes of this meeting. 

 

7.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 14th June, 2018 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 14th June, 2018 Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee be approved and signed as a correct record. 

8.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the expected confidential reportreferred to in the following Item.

The expectation is that the report to Council relating to Future Strategic Services Partnership with Capita, and associated appendices, will be exempt from publication by virtue of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules as contained in the Constitution particularly as it is likely to contain:

  Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) (paragraph 3)

  Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings (paragraph 5)

  Information which is subject to any obligation of confidentiality (paragraph 7A)

If the content of the Council report were to be treated as a public document it would reveal information that is both commercially sensitive and detrimental to the business affairs of the Council.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Chair moved in accordance with the Council's Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the expected confidential report referred to in the following item.

 

The expectation is that the report to Council relating to Future Strategic Services Partnership with Capita, and associated appendices, will be exempt from publication by virtue of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules as contained in the Constitution particularly as it is likely to contain:

  Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) (paragraph 3)

  Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings (paragraph 5)

  Information which is subject to any obligation of confidentiality (paragraph 7A)

 

If the content of the Council report were to be treated as a public document it would reveal information that is both commercially sensitive and detrimental to the business affairs of the Council.

 

 

 

9.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to examine the content of the Forward Plan and to discuss issues of interest or concern with the Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance detailing the following items for discussion from the current Forward Plan:

 

a)  Education Capital Programme;

b)  Future of Strategic Services Partnership with Capita; and

c)  Local Authority Trading Company

 

a)  Education Capital Programme

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee discussed with the Cabinet Member his plans to expand two secondary schools and build a new school on the Civil Service Sports Ground in Shirley. 

 

RESOLVED it was agreed that the following information was provided to the Committee:

 

(i)  A list identifying the alternative sites that had been considered as part of the review; and

(ii)  An explanation outlining how the contingency figures have been arrived at. 

 

COUNCILLOR GALTON IN THE CHAIR

 

 

b)  Future of Strategic Services Partnership with Capita

The Cabinet Member for Finance was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee went into confidential session to discuss with the Cabinet Member the future of the Strategic Services Partnership.  It was agreed that a briefing would be provided with regards to officer procurement rules once this was available. 

 

c)  Local Authority Trading Company

The Leader of the Council was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee were provided with the criteria against which the performance of the new Commercial Director would be measured. 

 

 

 

10.

The Future of Work in Southampton - Scrutiny Inquiry Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance, recommending that the Committee consider and approve the terms of reference for a scrutiny inquiry looking at the future of work in Southampton.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance requesting that the Committee agree the terms of reference for a scrutiny inquiry looking at the future of work in Southampton.

 

RESOLVED

(i)  that the draft terms of reference for the scrutiny inquiry be approved; and

(ii)  that authority be delegated to the Service Director, Legal and Governance, in consultation with the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel, to finalise the inquiry plan.