Agenda and minutes

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10.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services, and Susan Sale, Head of Law and Governance, sent apologies for the meeting.

 

Councillor Nigel Chapman anticipated his unavailability to attend the forthcoming Shareholder and Joint Venture Group meeting.

11.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None

12.

Items to be considered in private

Items to be considered in private - matters exempt from publication

 

If the Panel wishes to exclude the press and the public from the meeting during consideration of any of the items on the exempt from publication part of the agenda or at any other point in the meeting, it will be necessary for the Panel to pass a resolution to that effect in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 on the grounds that their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in specific paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. .

 

The Panel may maintain the exemption if and so long as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

The Panel resolved to move into private session on the grounds that the presence of the public would likely involve the disclosure of exempt information in accordance with paragraph 3, Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

13.

Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 367 KB

Recommendation: that the open and confidential notes of the meeting held on 20 July 2021 be approved.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The record of the meeting of 20 July 2021 was AGREED.

14.

Announcements and verbal updates from the Chair, the Scrutiny Officer, and/or the Monitoring Officer

Announcements and verbal updates on matter relevant to the agenda items or to the operation of the Panel from the Chair; Scrutiny Officer; Monitoring Officer or her deputy; or with the Chair’s permission from other officers in attendance.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Jonathan Solomon, OxWED director from Nuffield, to the meeting and thanked him for coming help with explaining the proposals being put forward.

15.

Shareholder and Joint Venture Group reports

To consider the OxWED report to the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group meeting on 19 October 2021. Emma Gubbins, OCC Corporate Asset Lead, will be presenting the report. Jane Winfield and Jonathan Solomon, OxWED Directors, Nigel Kennedy, OCC Head of Finance, and Susan Sale, OCC Head of Legal Services, have also been invited to attend the meeting in support of the meeting.

 

The Panel is asked to consider the report and agree the questions or issues it wishes to raise at the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group meeting.

 

NB This report is to follow.

Minutes:

Minutes of the consideration of the relevant Shareholder and Joint Venture Group reports are detailed below.

15a

OxWED minutes

Minutes:

The Panel discussed the confidential report in private session and AGREED to raise the relevant issues at the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group meeting.

Emma Gubbins, Corporate Asset Lead, presented the OxWED report to the Panel with the support of OxWED directors Jane Winfield and Jonathan Soloman.

NB There are confidential notes for this item.

15b

ODS minutes

Minutes:

No report to consider.

 

 

15c

Barton minutes

Minutes:

No report to consider.

 

15d

OCHL minutes

Minutes:

No report to consider.

 

16.

Date of the Next Meeting

Meetings are scheduled to be held on:

 

24 November 2021 (OxWED, OCHL, Barton)

13 December 2021 (ODS)

 

Minutes:

Recent changes agreed by Cabinet, Scrutiny and Council concerning the governance of the Council’s companies were reported to the Panel. Executive meetings, in the form of the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group, were moving to a four-monthly cycle, but with two meetings. Panel members were invited to attend these meetings and contribute in a non-voting capacity. The Companies Scrutiny Panel would continue without officers (except for the Scrutiny Officer) to discuss what would be brought up at Shareholder and Joint Venture Group meetings.

 

This information was NOTED.