London Fire Brigade

Agenda and minutes

London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority
Thursday, 26 March 2015 2.00 pm

Venue: G-01 - Ground Floor, 169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

Contact: Laura Pelling, Ground Floor, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 OLL; telephone: 020 8555 1200 ext 30084; e-mail:  LAURA.PELLING@london-fire.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Minutes of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority meeting held on 29 January 2015.

Minutes:

The motion was made by the Chairman – that the minutes of the Authority meeting held on 29 January 2015 be signed as a correct record.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

 

The minutes were thereupon signed by the Chairman.

3.

Minutes of Appointments and Urgency Committee pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes of the meetings of the Appointments and Urgency held on 25 February 2015 and 16 March 2015.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The motion was made by the Chairman – that the minutes of the Appointments and Urgency Committee meetings held on 25 February 2015 and 16 March 2015 be signed as a correct record.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

 

The minutes were thereupon signed by the Chairman.

4.

Special Announcements by the Chairman and reports by the Chairman or the Clerk to the Authority of any Communications

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that on 16 December 2014 the Brigade took part in a joint operation between the Gas Industry, Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police at a warehouse complex where it was suspected that illegal storage and exporting of gas cylinders were taking place.  The Brigade’s role was to ensure that any hazards located were safely dealt with thus protecting the responders and the wider public in the area.  Due to the well co-ordinated plan, complimented on by the Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police, over 200 dangerously stored LPG cylinders were located and safely recovered, which was achieved without injury or issue. This is thought to be a national problem and the lessons learned from the above work have been shared with the national inter-agency liaison group to ensure the wider FRS are appropriately informed.

 

The Chairman noted that on Monday 2 February the Brigade received the first of two calls to a bus in collision with a tree in Aldwych.  Appliances were initially dispatched from Dowgate and Lambeth Fire Stations along with a Fire Rescue Unit from Euston Fire Station.  On arrival the incident commander was informed that a bus travelling southbound on Kingsway towards Aldwych had struck a tree causing the roof to be completely severed from the bus, and that there were five casualties.  The Incident commander cordoned off the area and the road was closed southbound to provide a safe working area to enable the crews to remove the remainder of the roof in order to open up the carriageway.  Three of the injured passengers were assessed on the scene and two were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.  There were no serious injuries.

 

The Chairman stated that on Wednesday 4 March 2015 the London Fire Brigade, along with partner organisations, hosted the London Flood Resilience Preparedness, Planning and Response conference at the Woolwich Royal Artillery Barracks, London.  The aim of the conference was to raise awareness across key partnership organisations who have an involvement in planning for, and responding to, major flooding and severe weather events in London. The conference was a great success and focussed specifically on the benefits of greater collaboration for the London Resilience Partnership.

 

The Chairman noted that on Monday 9 March 2015 the Brigade received the first of 10 calls to a fire in a house in Forest Gate; two appliances were initially dispatched from Stratford Fire Station. On arrival crews were faced with a fully vented fire on the ground floor, with two distressed young women on the first floor receiving Fire Survival Guidance from Brigade Control.  Crews used a short extension ladder to assist one woman to ground floor level.  At the same time, a crew wearing breathing apparatus had made their way to the second woman, and assisted her out of the window and down the short extension ladder to the ground floor.  Crews then provided medical treatment to both women who were removed to hospital by the London Ambulance Service,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Disclosures of Interests and Dispensations

Clerk to the Authority – known details of membership of the GLA, other functional bodies and London Boroughs are attached as an Appendix to this Agenda.  The Appendix does not remove the need for a Member to declare at the meeting an interest (whether or not listed in the Appendix) in any relevant item on the agenda paper and to state also the nature of that interest. 

Minutes:

Resolved – That the details of membership of the GLA, other functional bodies and London Boroughs, as attached as an appendix to the agenda, be noted.  No further disclosures were made.

6.

2015/16 Budget - FEP 2410 pdf icon PDF 835 KB

Director of Finance and Contractual Services – presenting the Authority’s final draft revenue and capital budget for 2015/16.

Minutes:

Report by the Director of Finance and Contractual Services.

 

The Director of Finance and Contractual Services introduced the report.

 

Mr Gordon Fielden, FBU, made an oral presentation to the Authority

 

After discussion, the motion was made by the Chairman:

 

That -

 

1.     A 2015/16 revenue budget of £382.4m be approved, being made up of net expenditure of £390.4m with £0.3m funding from the earmarked reserves, £8.9m funding from specific grants and a payment of £1.2m to the general reserve;

2.     The revenue estimates, as set out in Appendices 1 to 3, showing proposed savings and budget movements, are approved;

3.     The establishment changes associated with the revenue budget, as set out in Appendices 1 and 3, are approved;

4.     The capital programme with gross expenditure in 2015/16 of £56.7m, as set out in Appendix 5, be approved;

5.     The Brigade continues to act as the delivery body for the production and review of National Operational Guidance, noting the new funding arrangements set out in paragraphs 37 to 45 and closure of the earmarked reserve with effect from 1 April 2015; and

6.     A draw on the London Resilience Reserve of £59k be approved in 2015/16 to enable the purchase of improved replacements to the existing Special Operations Group’s vehicles, as set out in paragraph 35 of the report.

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and unanimously agreed.

Resolved – accordingly

7.

Review of Top Management Structure - FEP 2426 pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Commissioner – setting out proposals for a revised top management structure.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report by the Commissioner.

 

The Commissioner introduced the report and answered questions from Members.

 

Mr Dai Hudd, Prospect, made an oral presentation to the Authority.

 

After discussion, the motion was made by the Chairman:

 

  1. That the Authority notes the consultation comments received, which are attached at appendices  A to C, and the Commissioner's responses to those issues, which are included in the body of the report;
  2. That the proposed new top management structure, as set out in appendices D to G, be approved;
  3. That the Commissioner, in consultation with the Acting Director of Operational Resilience and Training  and the Director of Finance and Contractual Services, apply the Authority’s redundancy and redeployment procedure as appropriate, including the issuing of notice to the postholders affected;
  4. That the current acting arrangements, as previously approved by the Authority, continue until the new structure is implemented;
  5. That the Authority approves the operational requirements for ACs and DACs and above as set out in paragraphs 18 to 28 of the report;
  6. That the Authority notes the proposed structure below the top management level, which includes both operational and non-operational 3rd tier posts;
  7. That the Authority notes the work undertaken to date on a pay and grading review for the Top Management Group, and approves the approach set out in paragraph 58 of the report; and
  8. That the Authority agrees the assimilation of officers to the identified posts in the new structure as set out in Appendix H.

The motion was seconded by Councillor Bacon AM.

 

After debate, Dr Twycross AM moved the following amendment:

 

That parts 4, 5 and 6 of the motion be reworded as follows:

 

“4. That the current acting arrangements, as previously approved by the Authority, continue until 30 June 2015.

5.   That the Authority notes with regret that the full organogram detailing the current establishment has not been provided, as requested;

6.   That the Commissioner continues to look at  further savings that can be made in Top Management Group in light of the on going budget pressure in 2016/17,  and provides a report  to Resources Committee addressing the number of ACs and DACs in July.”

The amendment was seconded by Andrew Dismore AM, and put to a vote. There were 8 (eight) votes in favour and 9 (nine) votes against.

 

The amendment was declared to be lost.

 

The Chairman’s original motion was put to a vote. There were 9 (nine) votes in favour and zero (0) against. The motion was declared to be carried.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

 

The Chairman noted that the revised Top Management Structure would see three senior members of staff leave the Brigade. On behalf of the Authority, he thanked them for their years of service to the Brigade and to London. 

8.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement for 2015/16 - FEP 2412 pdf icon PDF 539 KB

Director of Finance and Contractual Services – reporting in accordance with Financial Regulations on the activities of the Authority’s treasury management operation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Director of Finance and Contractual Services and memorandum from the

Resources Committee, arising from its meeting held on 16 March 2015.

 

The Director of Finance and Contractual Services introduced the report.

 

Following discussion, the Chairman moved the motion:

 

1.      That the Authority approves the contents of the Treasury Management Strategy Statement for 2015/16; and

 

2.      That the Authority notes the decision of the Resources Committee that following the Authority’s Annual General Meeting in June 2015, officers make the necessary arrangements for further treasury management training to be provided to Members.

 

The motion was seconded by Andrew Dismore AM, put and unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

9.

Pan-GLA Group Collaborative Procurement Team - FEP 2427 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Director of Finance and Contractual Services– seeking approval for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to join the pan-GLA Collaborative Procurement Team.  

Minutes:

Report of the Director of Finance and Contractual Services.

 

The Director of Finance and Contractual Services introduced the report and answered questions from Members.

 

Following discussion, the Chairman moved the motion:

 

That the Authority -

 

1.      Notes that the GLA Oversight Committee considered the proposal to establish a pan-GLA Group collaborative procurement function at its meeting on 27 January 2015, confirmed its support for the project and expectation that issues raised at the meeting would be addressed;

 

2.      Confirms agreement to LFEPA jointly forming and participating in the GLA Group Procurement Board with the GLA; Transport for London (TfL); London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC); the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) (“Parties”) pursuant to Section 401A(4) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999;

 

3.      Approves the delegation to the GLA Group Procurement Board of the discharge of specified functions related to the establishment, execution and operation of framework arrangements pursuant to Section 401A(2) and (3) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and Sections 5A and 16 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. These functions (“Specified Functions”) are set out in paragraph 7 of the report;

 

4.      Approves a contribution by LFEPA of £38K towards the staff costs of the joint procurement team;

 

5.      Appoints the Director of Financial and Contractual Services as LFEPA’s representative on the GLA Group Procurement Board;

 

6.      Instructs officers to take all necessary action and to complete and execute all documentation required to implement LFEPA’s participation in the GLA Group Procurement Board; and

 

7.      Notes that the Director of Financial and Contractual Services will include updates on decisions taken and activities overseen by the GLA Group Procurement Board in the quarterly financial position reports presented to the Resources Committee.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Gareth Bacon AM, put and unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

10.

National Operational Guidance Programme - FEP 2428 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Head of Strategy and Performance – setting out the achievements, funding arrangement and intentions for a second phase of the National Operational Guidance Programme.

Minutes:

Report of the Head of Strategy and Performance.

 

The Head of Strategy and Performance introduced the report.

 

Mr Gordon Fielden, FBU, made an oral presentation to the Authority.

 

Following discussion, the Chairman moved the motion:

 

That the report be noted.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

11.

LFEPA Local Pay Policy - FEP 2420 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

(A) Director of Operational Resilience and Training – reporting on the Authority’s formal pay policy statement for 2015/16 in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Acting Director of Operational Resilience and Training.

 

The Acting Director of Operational Resilience and Training introduced the report and confirmed that, following the Authority’s decision to agree the revised Top Management Structure, the report would be updated to reflect these changes. 

 

Following discussion, the Chairman moved the motion:

 

That the Authority -

 

1.            Approves the Local Pay Policy set out in Appendix A to the report;

 

2.            Agrees that the publication of information relating to the remuneration of chief officers within the Pay Policy is aligned to the Authority’s publication of information on senior salaries under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014 (paragraphs 25-26 refer); and

 

3.            Agrees that its policy relating to the relationship between the remuneration of its chief officers and its employees who are not chief officers, which must be included within the Pay Policy, is illustrated by publication of the pay multiple required under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014 (paragraphs 27-31 refer).

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

12.

Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015 - Scheme of Delegation of Functions to Officers, and Local Pension Board - FEP 2429 pdf icon PDF 447 KB

(A) Director of Operational Resilience and Training – recommending the delegation to officers of most of the discretions under the Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015 and establishing a Local Pension Board.

Minutes:

Report of the Acting Director of Operational Resilience and Training.

 

The Acting Director of Operational Resilience and Training introduced the report and answered questions from Members.

 

Mr Clive Robinson, FOA, Mr Dai Hudd, Prospect, and Mr Gordon Fielden, FBU, made separate oral presentations to the Authority.

 

Following discussion, the Chairman moved the motion:

 

That the Authority agrees -

 

1.            That the discretions under the Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015, as set out in Appendix A of the report, be delegated to the Acting Director of Operational Resilience and Training in consultation with the Director of Finance and Contractual Services, and that in reaching decisions they should take into account the cost to the Authority and the benefit to the individual and the Authority of the application of the discretion;

 

2.            That the delegations already in place for stage 1 and 2 of the Internal Disputes Resolution Procedures (IDRP) for the 1992 Firefighters Pension Scheme and 2006 New Firefighters Pension Scheme be extended to the Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015;

 

3.            That the Scheme of Delegation of Functions to Officers be updated in accordance with the proposals set out at recommendations 1 and 2;

 

4.            To establish a Local Pension Board, as required under the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (Governance) Regulations 2015; and

 

5.            That officers should continue discussing the Local Pension Board Terms of Reference with the recognised trade unions (Fire Brigades Union, Fire Officers Association, Prospect), to report back to the Annual Meeting in June 2015 where the final Terms of Reference can be agreed.

 

The motion was seconded by Gareth Bacon AM, put and unanimously agreed.

 

The Chairman than moved a further motion, namely:

 

That the Authority agrees in principle Option 1 from the list in paragraph 19 of the report in respect of the appointment of the Local Pension Board employer representatives, with the number of representatives appointed to be formally agreed at the Authority's Annual Meeting in June 2015.

 

The motion was seconded by Dr Twycross AM, put and unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved – That the Authority agrees:

 

1.            That the discretions under the Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015 as set out in Appendix A of this report be delegated to the Acting Director of Operational Resilience and Training in consultation with the Director of Finance and Contractual Services, and that in reaching decisions they should take into account the cost to the Authority and the benefit to the individual and the Authority of the application of the discretion;

 

2.            That the delegations already in place for stage 1 and 2 of the Internal Disputes Resolution Procedures (IDRP) for the 1992 Firefighters Pension Scheme and 2006 New Firefighters Pension Scheme are extended to the Firefighters Pension Scheme 2015;

 

3.            That the Scheme of Delegation of Functions to Officers be updated in accordance with the proposals set out at recommendations 1 and 2;

 

4.            To establish a Local Pension Board, as required under the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (Governance) Regulations 2015;

 

5.            That officers should continue discussing the Local Pension  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Property Services Review - FEP 2430 pdf icon PDF 952 KB

Assistant Commissioner, Technical and Service Support – reporting on the outcome of the Property Services Review.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report of the Assistant Commissioner, Technical and Service Support, and letter from the Mayor’s Office in support of the proposals which was tabled at the meeting. 

 

The Assistant Commissioner, Technical and Service Support introduced the report.

 

Mr Frank Daly, GMB, made an oral presentation to the Authority.

 

Following discussion, the Chairman moved the motion:

That the Authority –

1.        Notes the contents of the report and the letter sent on behalf of the Mayor of London dated 24 March 2015, which was tabled at the meeting and is attached as Appendix 1 to these minutes;

2.        Agrees that the External Integrator (shared services) option provides the best value to the Authority over 10 years;

3.        Authorises the Assistant Commissioner Technical Service and Support in conjunction with the Heads of Procurement, Human Resources and Development and Legal and Democratic Services to enter into detailed contract negotiations with Kellogg Brown & Root, including all commercial terms and arrangements relating to the staff transferring and their pension arrangements, and agree or otherwise approve any issues necessary to complete the contract for the Integrator services with Kellogg Brown & Root and with the second tier suppliers;

4.        That, subject to (3) above, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Commissioner Technical and Service Support to (a) appoint Kellogg Brown and Root as the Authority’s FM Services Integrator on condition that the costs of the Services do not exceed those set out in this report; and (b) appoint second tier contractors, on the terms of the framework agreements referred to in this report; and

5.        Authorises the Head of Legal and Democratic Services (or his authorised representative) to enter into and execute a contract for the Integrator Services and the contracts with second tier suppliers together with all ancillary or additional documentation and agreements as necessary.

The motion was seconded by Gareth Bacon AM.

 

Dr Twycross AM moved the following amendment:

 

That parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the motion be deleted and replaced with the following:

 

“2.   That the Authority refers the matter to a member scrutiny panel in order to allow all the options to be considered further which will report back at the next Authority meeting, and furthermore, if the Mayor or a representative from his office wished to attend the member scrutiny panel, they would be welcome to do so.”

 

The amendment was seconded by Valerie Shawcross CBE AM.

 

Following debate, Dr Twycross AM withdrew the amendment.

 

Darren Johnson AM then moved an alternative amendment, namely:

 

That parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Chairman's motion be replaced with the following:

 

“That the Authority refers the matter to an additional Resources Committee meeting in May/early June in order to allow all the options to be considered further and to report back at the next Authority meeting.”

 

The amendment was seconded by Councillor Knight AM, and put to a vote. There were 10 (ten) votes in favour and 6 (six) votes against. The amendment was declared to be carried.

 

The motion, as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Employment Tribunal Judgement in the case of Messrs Norris, Hearn and Rowson - FEP 2415 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Commissioner – report referred from Resources Committee and supplementary report to follow.

Minutes:

Report of the Commissioner.

 

The Commissioner introduced the report.

 

Following discussion, the motion was made by the Chairman:

 

That the report be noted.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

15.

Appointments and Urgency Committee - Appointment of Chair - FEP 2431 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Clerk to the Authority – presenting the proposed appointment of Gareth Bacon AM as Chairman of the Authority’s Appointments and Urgency Committee.

Minutes:

Report of the Clerk of the Authority.

 

The Chairman moved the motion:

 

That Councillor Gareth Bacon AM be appointed as Chairman of the Appointments and Urgency Committee with effect from 27 March 2015, for the period until the Annual Meeting of the Authority in June 2015.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and unanimously agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

16.

Draft Programme of Authority and Committee Meetings for 2015/16 - FEP 2432 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Clerk to the Authority - presenting the proposed programme of Authority and committee meetings for the forthcoming municipal year (2015-16) for confirmation, and requesting formal approval for the proposal by which those meetings would be held at City Hall.

Minutes:

Report of the Clerk of the Authority,

 

The Chairman moved the motion:

 

That the Authority

 

1.            Agrees, in principle, the programme of meetings for the Authority and its committees for the 2015-16 municipal year, as attached at Appendix 1 to the report, subject to confirmation at the Authority’s Annual Meeting in June 2015 and clarification regarding the time of the Resources Committee meeting in July 2015; and

 

2.            Agrees that the Authority’s Annual Meeting in June 2015 and all subsequent Authority and Committee meetings should ordinarily be held at City Hall.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

17.

Honours, Awards and Long Service - FEP 2433 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Head of Legal and Democratic Services   providing an update on honours and awards and long service in connection with former and serving employees of the Authority and letters of congratulations presented to other individuals.

Minutes:

Report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services.

 

The motion was made by the Chairman:

 

That the Authority places on record its congratulations to:

 

(a)          The officers, police constable and members of the public mentioned in paragraphs 2 - 4 who received Commissioner’s Certificates of Commendation, Assistant Commissioner’s Certificates of Commendation and Borough Commanders’ Letters of Congratulations; and

 

(b)          Those officers who received the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal or Long Service Certificate (as set out in paragraph 5).

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

18.

Authority - Summary List of Actions - FEP 2434 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Clerk to the  Authority   setting out actions arising from previous meetings of the Authority.

Minutes:

Report of the Clerk to the Authority.

 

The Chairman moved:

 

That the report be noted.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Cartwright QFSM, put and agreed.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

19.

Questions from Members (in accordance with Standing Order 20) – 26 March 2015 – FEP 2435 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Clerk to the Authority – presenting questions received from Members to be answered by the Chairman of the Authority or the Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Questions from Members for the meeting on 26 March 2015, published in the order received in accordance with standing Order 20, are set out below with supplementary questions and the Chairman’s replies:

 

Questions received:

 

Question 410

From Valerie Shawcross CBE AM

 

Please illustrate, with reference to the following incidents, Battersea Arts Centre 2015, Camden Market Fire 2014, Vauxhall Helicopter Crash 2013, Dagenham Recycling Centre 2012, Camden Market Fire 2008 and Oxford Street 2007, how many Assistant Commissioners were deployed and what role they carried out? 

 

Commissioner’s written response

The details of the deployment (i.e. mobilisation) and role of ACs are listed below for the following incidents:

 

Battersea Arts Centre 2015 – An AC was mobilised to the incident as a monitoring officer, and a second AC undertook the duty AC role.  A Brigade Manager also monitored the incident remotely throughout the period of time that the 12 pumping appliances were deployed.

 

Camden Market Fire 2014 – An AC monitored the incident remotely throughout the period of time that the 10 pumping appliances were deployed.

 

Vauxhall Helicopter Crash 2013 – An AC monitored the incident remotely throughout the period of time that resources were on site, and a second AC attended the Police Special Operations Room.

 

Dagenham Recycling Centre 2012 – An AC managed the incident for six hours, and then a second AC took over and managed the incident for a further five hours.  Plus a third AC undertook the duty AC role.  A Brigade Manager was also mobilised to the incident as a monitoring officer, and due to the circumstances of this incident, the Commissioner also monitored the incident remotely throughout the period of time that the 40 pumping appliances were deployed. 

 

Camden Market Fire 2008 – An AC managed the 25 pump incident for five hours, and then a second AC took over and managed the incident for a further five hours. A third AC undertook the duty AC role. A Brigade Manager was also mobilised to the incident as a monitoring officer. 

 

Oxford Street 2007 – An AC managed the 30 pump incident for nine hours, and then a second AC took over and managed the incident for a further six hours.  Plus a third AC undertook the duty AC role.  A Brigade Manager was mobilised to the incident as a monitoring officer. 

 

Question 411

From Andrew Dismore AM

 

What has been the total cost to the Authority due to delays caused by the Mayor’s delay in agreeing to the disposal of the redundant fire stations, from the date we first agreed to their sale, including lost interest and the cost of security and maintenance? 

 

Chairman’s written response

With the exception of the Southwark site, where disposal activity is stalled, it is not currently possible to conclude that the interventions from the Mayor have had a direct impact upon the ultimate date that the former stations might have been sold. The sales of the other nine sites are underway with the intention that as many as possible  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Urgent Business

Any other items which the Chairman considers urgent.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

21.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Authority is recommended to agree to exclude the public and press from the meeting, in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), in order to consider the following items of business:

Minutes:

Following discussion, it was agreed to exclude the press and public for consideration of the following items, in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 5 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

22.

Property Services Review - FEP 2430X

Assistant Commissioner, Technical and Service Support – reporting additional information as part of the Property Services Review.

Minutes:

Report of the Assistant Commissioner, Technical and Service Support.

 

The Chairman noted that, as agreed under Agenda Item 13, this matter would be considered by the Resources Committee at an additional meeting and would then be the subject of a report to a future Authority meeting.

23.

Employment Tribunal Judgement in the case of Messrs Norris, Hearn and Rowson - FEP 2415X

Commissioner – report referred from Resources Committee and supplementary report to follow.

Minutes:

Report of the Commissioner, supplementary report (FEP 2415XA) and memorandum from the Resources Committee, arising from its meeting held on 16 March 2015.

 

The Commissioner introduced the report and answered questions from Members.

 

Following discussion, Andrew Dismore AM made a proposal as set out in report FEP 2415XA.

 

The motion was seconded by Dr Twycross AM.

 

Following debate, the motion was put to a vote and, in accordance with Standing Order 12(a), Councillor Cartwright QFSM requested a roll call vote be taken, at which there were:

 

For the motion (10)

 

Councillor Liaquat Ali

Andrew Dismore AM

 

Councillor Sarah Hayward

Councillor Jack Hopkins AM

Darren Johnson AM

Councillor Stephen Knight AM

Councillor Pauline Morrison

Valerie Shawcross CBE, AM

 

Dr Fiona Twycross AM, Vice-Chair

Councillor Martin Whelton

 

Against the motion (7)

 

Councillor Tony Arbour AM

Gareth Bacon AM

 

Councillor David Cartwright QFSM

Councillor Mike Fisher

 

 

Councillor Susan Hall

Councillor Maurice Heaster

James Cleverly AM, Chairman

 

The motion was declared to be carried.

 

Resolved – accordingly.

 

24.

Urgent Exempt Business

Any other exempt items which the Chairman considers urgent.

Minutes:

There was no urgent exempt business.