Agenda for Finance Cabinet Member Meeting on Thursday, 6th November, 2008, 4.45pm
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(a) Declarations of Interest by all Members present of any personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.
(b) Exclusion of Press and Public - To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.
NOTE: Any item appearing in Part 2 of the Agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the public.
A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.
43a Declaration of Interests
43.1 There were none.
43b Exclusion of Press and Public
43.2 In accordance with section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (‘the Act’), the Cabinet Member for Finance considered whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during an item of business on the grounds that it was likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press or public were present during that item, there would be disclosure to them of confidential information (as defined in section 100A(3) of the Act) or exempt information (as defined in section 100I(1) of the Act).
43.3 RESOLVED – That the press and public be not excluded from the meeting.
Cabinet Member's Communications
44.1 There were none.
Joint report of the Director of Finance & Resources and the Director of Environment (copy attached).
(1) To formally notify East
Sussex County Council (and other members of the scheme) of Brighton
and Hove City Council’s withdrawal from the
45.1 The Cabinet Member considered a joint report of the Director of Finance & Resources and the Director of Environment concerning the Council’s withdrawal from the county-wide Concessionary Fares Scheme (for copy see minute book).
45.2 The Cabinet Member stated that the recommendation in no way affected eligibility to the scheme, but had the effect of giving the Council greater control over negotiations with bus operators and would provide improved information for monitoring purposes. The Cabinet Member added that the proposal may also protect the Council financially in the context of the Government’s proposals for changing the forthcoming scheme.
45.3 The Interim Director of Finance & Resources informed the meeting that the word ‘East’ had been included in error in the reference to the ‘East Sussex Concessionary Fares Scheme’ and should be removed from the recommendation.
45.4 RESOLVED – That having considered the information and the reasons set out in the report, the Cabinet Member accepted the following recommendation:
(1) That East Sussex County
Council (and other members of the scheme) be formally notified of Brighton and Hove City
Council’s withdrawal from the