Meeting Details

Economy, Skills and Sustainability Overview and Scrutiny Committee May 15 - May 16
10 Jul 2015 - 10:00
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests



Public Agenda
1 Appointment of Committee and Chairman

To note the resolution of the City Council appointing the Committee, Chairman and Members to serve on the Committee for the period ending with the Annual Meeting of the City Council in 2016, as follows:-

Labour (8)

Councillors Caroline Badley, Des Hughes, Ziaul Islam, Josh Jones, John O’Shea, Victoria Quinn (Chairman), Habib Rehman and Claire Spencer.

Conservative (3)

Councillors David Barrie, Timothy Huxtable and Meirion Jenkins.

Liberal Democrat (1)

Councillor Jerry Evans

2 Election of a Deputy Chairman
To elect a Deputy Chairman for the current Municipal Year.
3 Notice of Recording
The Chairman to advise the meeting to note that this meeting will be webcast for live and subsequent broadcast via the Council's Internet site ( and that members of the press/public may record and take photographs.  The whole of the meeting will be filmed except where there are confidential or exempt items.
4 Apologies
5 Declarations of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare all relevant pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests relating to any items of business to be discussed at this meeting. If a 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 note that the City Council has confirmed this Committee’s terms of reference, as set out in the attached schedule.
To confirm and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 May 2015.
Phil Cavendar, Route Director, Birmingham, Virgin Trains.
Jacqui Kennedy,  Acting Strategic Director for Place;
Kevin Hicks, Traffic Manager, Place; 
Anne Shaw, Head of Transportation Services; 
Paul Leahy Apprenticeship Manager and Mohammed Khan, Vice Assistant Principal, South and City College.
12 Dates of Meetings of the Committee

To approve a schedule of dates for the Committee's meetings during 2015/2016.

 (A)       The Chairman proposes that the Committee meets on the following Fridays at 1000 hours in the Council House (unless otherwise stated):-

            2015                                       2016

            10 July                                   15 January

            18 September                        12 February

            16 October                             11 March

            13 November                         15 April

            11 December                         

 (B)       The Committee is also requested to approve Fridays at 1000 hours (excluding City Council where possible) as a suitable day and time each week for any additional meetings required to consider 'requests for call in' which may be lodged in respect of Executive decisions.


13 Request(s) for Call In/Councillor Call for Action/Petitions Received (if any)
To consider any request for call in/councillor call for action/petitions (if received). 
14 Other Urgent Business
To consider any items of business by reason of special circumstances (to be specified) that in the opinion of the Chairman are matters of urgency.
15 Authority to Chairman and Officers
Chairman to move:-

'In an urgent situation between meetings, the Chair jointly with the relevant Chief Officer has authority to act on behalf of the Committee'.
Private Agenda


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Councillor David Barrie 
Councillor Josh Jones 
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

Phil Cavendar, Route Director, Birmingham, Virgin Trains; Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Director for Place; Kevin Hicks, Traffic Manager, Place; Anne Shaw, head of Transportation Services; Paul Leahy, Apprenticeship Manager, South and City College; Mohammed Khan, Vice Assistant Principal, South and City College and Stephen Arnold, Head of Marketing, Corporate Communications 

___ Members of public expressed a desire to address the meeting.