Agenda and minutes
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Declarations of interest
None were declared.
Councillor Alison Moore moved the Opposition Business Item in her name. Councillors Daniel Thomas, Geof Cooke and Kath McGuirk moved the amendments in their name. Debate ensued. Upon being put to the vote the amendment in the name of Councillor Daniel Thomas was declared carried. Upon being put to the vote the amendment in name of Councillor Geof Cooke was declared lost
At least ten Members rose in their places and called for a formal division on the voting on the amendment in the in the name of Councillor Geof Cooke. Upon being taken the results of the Division were declared as follows:
RESOLVED - Upon being put to the vote the amendment in the name of Councillor Geof Cooke was declared lost.
Upon being put to the vote the amendment in the name of Councillor Kath McGuirk was declared lost. Upon being put to the vote the substantive Opposition Item as amended by Councillor Daniel Thomas was declared carried.
RESOLVED – Council notes that Councillor Moore believes that this Conservative Administration has completely lost its way over the One Barnet Programme but Councilbelieves the Labour opposition and its supporters have no alternative ideas to manage the Council budget. They accepted the savings from outsourcing in their draft budget so can not be taken seriously.
Council notes the frustrating and opaque EU procurement rules that lead to extended process, secrecy and delays in awarding contracts. These rules cause all Members to feel disconnected from the process.
Council is pleased that the Leader and Deputy Leader have never disagreed and is further pleased that the Conservative group provides such an excellent Leader and Administration.
Council recognises the work has been done on the outsourcing projects and calls on the Cabinet to ensure that all members of the Council are fully informed, and have had every opportunity to have their questions answered about the proposed projects before a decision is taken.