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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

The apologies of those Members unable to attend this meeting of the Court were noted.

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2.

Declarations by Members under the Code of Conduct in respect of any items on the agenda

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

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3.

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To agree the minutes of the meeting of the Court of Common Council held on 21 July 2016.

 

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Minutes:

Resolved – That the Minutes of the last Court are correctly recorded.

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4.

Resolutions on Retirements, Congratulatory Resolutions, Memorials.

Minutes:

There were no resolutions.

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5.

Mayoral Visits

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor to report on his recent overseas visits.

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Minutes:

There was no report.

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6.

Policy Statement

To receive a statement from the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee.

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Minutes:

There was no statement.

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7.

Docquets for the Hospital Seal.

Minutes:

There were no documents to be sealed.

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8.

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To consider a circulated list of applications for the Freedom of the City.

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Minutes:

The Chamberlain, in pursuance of the Order of this Court, presented a list of the under-mentioned, persons who had made applications to be admitted to the Freedom of the City by Redemption:-

 

Gary Avis

an Electrician

Plumstead, London

Richard Eaglesfield Floyd

Citizen and Basketmaker

 

Stanley Brown, QGM, TD

Citizen and Loriner

 

 

 

 

Stuart Marshall Burrell

a Chartered Secretary, retired

Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire

Howard Andre Beber

Citizen and Poulter

 

Brian John Coombe

Citizen and Poulter

 

 

 

 

Alan Edward Fenn

a Chartered Engineer

Hornchurch, Essex

Andrew Charles Parmley, Ald.

Citizen and Musician

 

Paul Burnage

Citizen and Gardener

 

 

 

 

Robert Alan Young

a Chartered Accountant

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Edward Wright

Citizen and Poulter

 

Andrew Lewin

Citizen and Poulter

 

 

 

 

Ian William Henry Evans

a Chartered Librarian

Pensby, Wirral, Merseyside

Barry John Sargent, MBE

Citizen and Firefighter

 

Peter Richard Cowland

Citizen and Firefighter

 

 

 

 

Kenneth George Morrison

a Project Manager

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Gareth Wynford Moore, CC

Citizen and Joiner

 

William Frederick Payne

Citizen and Joiner

 

 

 

 

Gary John Jones 

a Property Development Company Director

Cuffley, Hertfordshire

Michael Ernest Saunders

Citizen and Hackney Carriage Driver

 

Alison Taylor West 

Citizen and Chartered Secretary & Administrator

 

 

 

 

Irene Lily Eagling

a Personal Assistant, retired

Harold Wood, Essex

Alan Robert Brumwell

Citizen and Plumber

 

Christopher James Caine

Citizen and Maker of Playing Cards

 

 

 

 

Steven John Charles Wake

a Livery Company Clerk

Bexleyheath, Kent

Peter Lionel Raleigh Hewitt, Ald.

Citizen and Woolman

 

Malcolm Alastair Campbell

Citizen and Woolman

 

 

 

 

Carole Louise Still 

an Educationalist

Harrow, Middlesex

Kevin Malcolm Everett, Deputy

Citizen and Fletcher

 

Richard Evans

Citizen and Educator

 


 

Dawn Anne Hughes

a Retail Company Director

Southwark, London

David John Hughes

Citizen and Engineer

 

David John Price

Citizen and Enginner

 

 

 

 

Professor Greg Clark, CBE

a City Development Advisor

Enfield, London

Mark John Boleat, CC

Citizen and Insurer

 

Wendy Marilyn Hyde

Citizen and World Trader

 

 

 

 

Leanne

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9.

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To receive a report setting out measures introduced into Parliament which may have an effect on the services provided by the City Corporation.

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Minutes:

The Court received a report on measures introduced by Parliament which might have an effect on the services provided by the City Corporation as follows:-

 

Statutory Instruments

Date inforce

Housing Benefit and State Pension Credit (Temporary Absence) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, S.I. No. 624

The Regulations reduce the length of temporary absence during which housing benefit can continue to be paid from thirteen to four weeks, in the case of absences outside Great Britain.

 

28 July 2016

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, S.I. No. 792

The Regulations require schools to notify local authorities (including the Common Council acting in that capacity) of pupils who join or leave the school part-way through the academic year, and strengthen the duties of schools and local authorities to investigate unexplained absences.

 

1 September 2016

The Police (Amendment) Regulations 2016, S.I. No. 798

The Regulations enable individuals to join police forces (including the City Police) at the rank of Inspector under a Government-approved ‘direct entry’ scheme.

 

19 August 2016

The Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016, S.I. No. 808

The Regulations require schools to record pupils’ nationality, country of birth and proficiency to speak, read and write English on the pupil register maintained by local authorities (including the Common Council acting in that capacity).

 

1 September 2016

 

 

(It was noted that the text of the measures and the explanatory notes thereon might be obtained from the Remembrancer’s office.)

 

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10.

Ballot Results

The Town Clerk to report the outcome of the ballot taken at the last Court:

¬ denotes appointed.

 

Four Members to the Central Criminal Court Sub-Committee of the Policy and Resources Committee.

 

 

Votes

Michael Hudson

50¬

Charles Edward Lord, O.B.E., J.P.

43

Adam Fox McCloud Richardson

45¬

Havilland James de Sausmarez

60¬

John George Stewart Scott, J.P.

65¬

 

 

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Minutes:

The Town Clerk reported the results of a ballot taken at the last Court, as follows:-

 

Four Members to the Central Criminal Court Sub-Committee of the Policy

and Resources Committee.

 

 

Votes

Michael Hudson

50

Charles Edward Lord, O.B.E., J.P.

43

Adam Fox McCloud Richardson

45

Havilland James de Sausmarez

60

John George Stewart Scott, J.P.

65

 

Read.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Michael Hudson, Adam Richardson, James de Sausmarez and John Scott to be appointed to the Central Criminal Court Sub-Committee of the Policy and Resources Committee.

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11.

Appointments

To consider the following appointments:

 

(A)         One Member on the Licensing Committee, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2017.

 

Nominations received:-

Keith David Forbes Bottomley

 

(B)         One Member on the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee, for the balance of a term expiring in April 2020.

 

Nominations received:-

Alison Jane Gowman, Alderman

 

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Minutes:

The Court proceeded to consider appointments to the Licensing Committee and the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee.

 

(A)  Licensing Committee (one vacancy for the balance of a term expiring in April 2017).

 

Nominations received:-

Keith David Forbes Bottomley

 

Read.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Keith Bottomley to be appointed to the Licensing Committee.

 

(B)  Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee (one vacancy for the balance of a term expiring in April 2020).

 

Nominations received:-

Alison Jane Gowman, Alderman

 

Read.

 

Whereupon the Lord Mayor declared Alderman Alison Gowman to be appointed to the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee.

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12.

Questions

Minutes:

River Safety

Alderman Tim Hailes asked a question of the Chairman of the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee regarding safety on the river Thames.

 

In reply, the Chairman agreed that the issue was one of high importance to the City and outlined the various mechanisms through which the City Corporation engaged with the Port of London Authority and other relevant bodies to this end. Responding to a supplementary question, she reassured the Member that the City Corporation would highlight the importance of river safety during any consultation around the London Fire Brigade’s forthcoming London Safety Plan 6.

 

Smoking in the City

Ann Holmes asked a question of the Chairman of the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee concerning the possibility of restricting smoking in the City to designated areas.

 

Responding, the Chairman set out the legal position in relation to such a proposal and highlighted the complexities that would be associated with this. She also highlighted existing activity undertaken by the City Corporation to limit the effects of smoking on children, making reference to the implementation of smoke-free zones in three City playgrounds.

 

Safety at Bank Junction

Deputy Joyce Nash asked a question of the Deputy Chairman of the Planning and Transportation Committee concerning safety at Bank Junction.

 

The Deputy Chairman reminded the Court of the tragic death of Ying Tao in 2015 and emphasised the City Corporation’s determination to avert similar future incidents. He set out the steps being taken to improve road safety at the junction and reiterated the importance of reducing injuries, accidents and fatalities both at Bank Junction and across the City as a whole.

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13.

Motions

By Alexander John Cameron Deane, Deputy

“That Paul Nicholas Martinelli be appointed to the Finance Committee for the Ward of Farringdon Without, in the room of Adam Fox McCloud Richardson?”

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Minutes:

Motion - “That Paul Nicholas Martinelli be appointed to the Finance Committee for the Ward of Farringdon Without, in the room of Adam Fox McCloud Richardson?”

 

Resolved - That the Motion be agreed.

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14.

Awards and Prizes

Minutes:

There was no report.

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15.

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To note the prior approval of the listed applications for the use of Guildhall.

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Minutes:

HOSPITALITY WORKING PARTY OF THE POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE

 

(Michael Welbank, M.B.E., Chief Commoner)

13 July 2016

Applications for the Use of Guildhall

In accordance with the arrangements approved by the Court on 21 June 2001 for the approval of applications for the use of Guildhall, the Court was informed of the following applications which had been agreed to:-

 

Name

Date

Function

Centre for Policy Studies

18 July 2016

Lecture

City Schools and Academies Year 7 Induction

21 September 2016

Meeting

The Margaret Thatcher Lecture

17 October 2016

Dinner

Embassy of Kazakhstan

19 November 2016

Concert

Boo Productions

20 November 2016

Reception

Imperial College London

29 November 2016

Dinner

Smoozy Ltd

25 January 2017

Convention Dinner

Top Employers Institute

9 February 2017

Dinner

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

22 February 2017

Dinner

City Wide Residents’ Meetings

8 May 2017

Meetings

Clear View Financial Media

11 May 2017

Awards Ceremony

Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2017

15 September 2017

Sheriff’s Ball

 

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16.

By the Chief Commoner

That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972, or which fall under paragraph 100A(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 relating to confidential information that would be disclosed in breach of an obligation of confidence by Her Majesty’s Government.

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Minutes:

Resolved That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business below on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Summary of exempt items considered whilst the public were excluded:-

 

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17.

Hospitality Working Party of the Policy and Resources Committee

The Chief Commoner to be heard in relation to two matters concerning the provision of hospitality.

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Minutes:

Hospitality Working Party of the Policy and Resources Committee

The Court approved:

i)          a recommendation concerning the award of the Honorary Freedom and associated hospitality to Professor Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE; and

ii)         the terms of an address of welcome to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Colombia.

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18.

Finance Committee

To receive a report of action taken under urgency procedures concerning the award of a Wide Area Network contract.

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Minutes:

Finance Committee

The Court noted action taken under urgency procedures in approving the award of a Wide Area Network contract.

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19.

Police Committee

To receive a report of action taken under urgency procedures concerning the police accommodation project.

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Minutes:

Police Committee

The Court noted action taken under urgency procedures in approving a proposal relating to the Police Accommodation Strategy.

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20.

Property Investment Board

To receive a report of action taken under urgency procedures concerning a leasehold acquisition.

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Minutes:

Property Investment Board

The Court noted action taken under urgency procedures in approving the acquisition of a long-term leasehold.

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