Meeting Details

Birmingham City Council
2 Apr 2019 - 14:00 to 19:20



Public Agenda
1 Notice of Recording
Lord Mayor to advise that this meeting will be webcast for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council's Internet site ( and that members of the press/public may record and take photographs except where there are confidential or exempt items.
2 Declarations of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare all relevant  pecuniary and non pecuniary interests arising from any business to be discussed at this meeting. If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared a Member must not speak or take part in that agenda item. Any declarations will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
To confirm and authorise the signing of the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 26 February 2019.
4 Lord Mayor's Announcements



To receive the Lord Mayor's announcements and such communications as the Lord Mayor may wish to place before the Council.

5 Petitions
(15 minutes allocated) (1410-1425)

To receive and deal with petitions in accordance with Standing Order 9.

As agreed by Council Business Management Committee a schedule of outstanding petitions is available electronically with the published papers for the meeting and can be viewed or downloaded.
6 Question Time

(90 minutes allocated) (1425-1555)


To deal with oral questions in accordance with Standing Order 10.3


A.   Questions from Members of the Public to any Cabinet

       Member or Ward Forum Chairman (20 minutes)


B.   Questions from any Councillor to a Committee

       Chairman, Lead Member of a Joint Board or Ward

       Forum Chairman (20 minutes)


C.   Questions from Councillors other than Cabinet

      Members to a Cabinet Member (25 minutes)


D.   Questions from Councillors other than Cabinet

      Member to the Leader or Deputy Leader (25 minutes)

7 Appointments by the Council

(5 minutes allocated) (1555-1600)

To make appointments to, or removal from, committees, outside bodies or other offices which fall to be determined by the Council.

8 Exemption from Standing Orders
Councillor Martin Straker Welds to move an exemption from Standing Orders.

(15 minutes allocated) (1600-1615)


To consider a report of the Council Business Management Committee.


The Leader Councillor Ian Ward to move the following Motion:


"The recommendations made by the Independent Remuneration Panel on Page 4 of its Annual Report be accepted and implemented with effect from 21 May 2019."


(break 1615-1645)

(30 Minutes allocated) (1645-1715)


To consider a report of the Section 151 Officer and Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources.


The Leader Councillor Ian Ward to move the following Motion:


"The Council accepts the statutory recommendations of Grant Thornton made under section 24 of the Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the responses and actions set out in section 3 of this report."


The report was to follow.

(30 minutes allocated (1715-1745)


To consider a report of the Leader.


The Leader Councillor Ian Ward to move the following Motion:


"That Council notes the final formal assessment of the Council’s improvement journey prior to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel (BIIP) stepping down at the end of March 2019 and notes the City Council’s priorities for improvement 2019/20+."

(90 minutes allocated) (1745-1915)


To consider the attached Motions of which notice has been given in accordance with Standing Order 4(i).


Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Alex YipMotions for debate from individual Members (First)Vice Chair of the Governors at Stuart Wilson SchoolNon-PecuniaryNo further action required


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