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QUESTIONS ON MATTERS RELATING TO THE WORK OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE

Minutes:

Questions were raised as follows -

 

City Corporation’s position on Brexit

 

A question was raised concerning the City Corporation’s position on Brexit and particularly whether the City Corporation should call for the access to the Single Market rather than just mutual market access.

 

Some Members were supportive of this change in position whereas others wondered if it could damage the City Corporation’s relationship with the industry and with HM Government. A Member suggested that the City Corporation could lead on some sensible scenario planning.

 

It was agreed that it was important for the Policy Chairman to lead this debate and that this discussion be deferred to the Policy & Resources Committee in due course.

 

RESOLVED – that this Sub Committee recommend that the Policy and Resources Committee discuss whether the City Corporation should change its position on calling for UK access to the Single Market.

 

Gender Diversity on the Policy and Resources Committee

 

A question was raised on the lack of gender diversity on the Policy and Resources Committee following the recent elections at Court of Common Council. It was noted that the Committee was not representative in terms of gender of the wider Court nor the City of London as a whole. Concerns were raised that this posed an issue for the Committee and could also be perceived as a reputational risk.

 

Members felt that there was some urgency around the lack of diversity and asked that this be raised with the Policy and Resources Committee at its next meeting to encourage a discussion about any action that should be taken by the Committee to increase the diversity of its Membership.

 

RESOLVED – That the discussion and issues raised by Members of this Sub-Committee be highlighted to the Policy and Resources Committee to enable it to consider whether and, if so what, action might be necessary.

 

 


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