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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Jeremy Mayhew, Deputy Catherine McGuinness and John Scott (Chief Commoner).

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2.

Members Declarations Under the Code of Conduct in Respect of Items on the Agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To agree the public minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 28 November 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

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4.

Annual Review of the Committee's Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Report of the Town Clerk

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk reviewing the Committee’s terms of reference.

 

The Chairman told Members that he felt the Committee had a wider remit than it had previously and the terms of reference ought to be amended to reflect this. The Committee had assumed a role of a rule-making nature, for instance, with regards to the Honorary Freedom, had provided guidance to Members and Liverymen about the different types of Freedom, and had become responsible for the more general use of the Freedom, including for policy purposes, and monitored the effect of the Freedom and Freedom Applications Committee decisions outside of the Corporation.

 

RESOLVED – That the Freedom Applications Committee agree that amendments should be made to the Committee’s terms of reference to reflect the Committee’s increased responsibilities in relation to the Freedom, and agreed to delegate authority to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, to finalise the wording of a revised terms of reference before submission to the March meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee and the April meeting of the Court of Common Council for approval.

 

 

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5.

City Apprenticeships Update

Minutes:

The Committee received an update from the Town Clerk on the development of the City Apprenticeships scheme. Initial consultation had been undertaken with officers in the Community and Children’s Services Department on the scheme, who had raised a few points for discussion. Following the last meeting, officers had sought advice on safeguarding and duty of care issues relevant to the scheme. Whilst the full extent of requirements with regards to safeguarding and duty of care would not be clear until the scheme was more developed, advice on the immediate issues recommended that any Member involved in the scheme should have an up-to-date, enhanced DBS check and certificate, and should also undertake basic safeguarding training, regardless of whether or not a teacher would be present. Any scheme would also need to comply with all relevant corporate policies and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.

 

Members then discussed the scheme. The Chairman said that the scheme should provide an introduction to the Freedom and that aspect of the City of London. Apprentices could have the chance to see the City of London Corporation at work in its role as a civic and local authority. Activities could include attending Committee or Court of Common Council meetings or attending public events or speeches. The scheme should be aimed initially at City of London Corporation schools. Whilst the offer could be extended to schools sponsored by Livery Companies, a number of Livery companies had their own apprenticeship schemes set up which were likely to be connected to their sponsored schools. A Member suggested that when the scheme was set up it could be trialled with a very small group as a pilot scheme. However, it would need to be explored whether the scheme could be run alongside the busy school schedules.

 

The Clerk to the Chamberlain’s

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6.

Questions on Matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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7.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION - That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

Item No.                                                          Paragraph(s) in Schedule 12A

8 – 10                                                                                      1, 3

11                                                                                            -

12 – 14                                                                                    1

15                                                                                            -

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8.

Non-Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

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9.

The Honorary Freedom - Update

The Chairman to be heard.

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Minutes:

The Committee received an update from the Chairman on the Honorary Freedom.

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10.

100 Women

The Chairman to be heard.

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Minutes:

The Committee received an update from the Chairman on the 100 Women for 100 Years campaign.

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11.

Questions on matters Relating to the Work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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12.

Confidential Minutes

To agree the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018.

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018.

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13.

List of Heads of Missions

Report of the Town Clerk

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk.

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14.

Freedom by Special Nomination - Composite List of Potential Recipients

Report of the Chamberlain

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Chamberlain.

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15.

Any Other Business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the committee agree should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There was one item of other business.

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