Scrutiny and Overview Committee
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 5.20 p.m.

Venue: Swansley Room A and B - Ground Floor. View directions

Contact: Victoria Wallace  03450 450 500 Email:

No. Item



To receive apologies for absence from committee members. 


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2019 as a correct record.


Public Questions


Item requested by Councillor Peter Topping - Conservative Group Budget Proposal for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider a budget proposal from the Conservative Group in accordance with Council Standing Order 14.6(i).


Quarter 3 Position Statement: Performance and Finance pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Additional documents:


Barriers to Procurement from SMEs Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 118 KB


Update from Scrutiny ICT Working Group pdf icon PDF 110 KB


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 64 KB

For the committee to consider its work programme. This is attached with the Council’s Notice of Key and Non Key Decisions. When considering items to add to its work programme, the committee is requested to use the attached Scrutiny Prioritisation Tool.

Additional documents:


Monitoring the Executive

Scrutiny monitors are invited to report any updates on issues which may be of interest or relevance to the committee.  


Dates of Future Meetings

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 6pm in the Swansley Room.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The law allows Councils to consider a limited range of issues in private session without members of the Press and public being present.  Typically, such issues relate to personal details, financial and business affairs, legal privilege and so on.  In every case, the public interest in excluding the Press and Public from the meeting room must outweigh the public interest in having the information disclosed to them.  The following statement will be proposed, seconded and voted upon. 


"I propose that the Press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item number(s) ….. in accordance with Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that, if present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) ….. of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”


If exempt (confidential) information has been provided as part of the agenda, the Press and public will not be able to view it.  There will be an explanation on the website however as to why the information is exempt.