Agenda

Council Meeting
Thursday, 17th October, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Formalities and Announcements

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1.(i)

Minutes pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 12 September 2019.

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1.(ii)

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Council.

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1.(iii)

Mayor's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Mayor.

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1.(iv)

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they may have in any of the items on the Summons for the meeting.

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2.

Community Engagement

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2.(i)

Public Question Time

To receive any questions from and provide answers to the public in relation to matters relevant to the Council’s activities.

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2.(ii)

Petitions and Presentations

To receive petitions, and by prior arrangement, receive delegations and presentations from members of the public, community groups or partnership organisations.

 

Signpost Stockport Young Carers

 

To receive a presentation from Alisha Routledge, a young adult carer, in relation to her experience as a young carer and the work of Signpost Stockport Young Carers on their school support service.

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2.(iii)

Joint Authorities

(a)       Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel

 

Councillor Amanda Peers to answer questions, if any, on the business of the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel.

 

(b         Greater Manchester Combined Authority

 

The following councillors to answer questions (if any) on the business of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority:-

 

Greater Manchester Combined Authority            - Councillor Elise Wilson

Greater Manchester Transport Committee          - Councillor David Meller

Greater Manchester Waste Committee               - Councillor Roy Driver

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3.

Leader's Report and Executive Question Time

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3.(i)

Cabinet Business

To receive a report from the Leader of the Council and other members of the Cabinet on the conduct of Cabinet business since the last Council Meeting.

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3.(ii)

Questions

To answer questions and receive comments from Councillors addressed to the Leader of the Council or other members of the Cabinet, in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 11.

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3.(iii)

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To receive the Minutes of the Cabinet held on 1 October 2019 and the record of executive decisions taken since the last Council Meeting, (schedule enclosed, decisions previously circulated) and consider any recommendations they contain.

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4.

Scrutiny

To receive a report from the Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees on the conduct of Scrutiny business.

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4.(i)

Scrutiny Business

To receive a report from the Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees on the conduct of Scrutiny business.

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4.(ii)

Questions

To answer questions from Councillors addressed to the Scrutiny Chairs, in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 11.

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4.(iii)

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To receive the Minutes of the following Scrutiny Committees:-

 

Adult Social Care & Health – 10 September 2019

Children & Families – 18 September 2019

Communities & Housing – 16 September 2019

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance – 17 September 2019

Economy & Regeneration – 19 September 2019

Scrutiny Co-ordination – 30 September 2019

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5.

Ordinary, Area and Ward Committees

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5.(i)

Regulatory Business

To receive a report from the Chairs of the Planning & Highways Regulation; Licensing, Environment & Safety; and Audit Committees on the conduct of their business since the last Council Meeting.

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5.(ii)

Questions

To answer questions from Councillors addressed to the Chairs of Ordinary and Area Committees, in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 11.

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5.(iii)

Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To receive the Minutes of the following Ordinary, Area and Ward Committees:-

 

Ordinary Committees

 

Appointments – 12 September 2019

Health & Wellbeing Board – 25 September 2019

Licensing, Environment & Safety – 4 September 2019

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub – 18 September 2019

Planning & Highways Regulation – 5 September 2019

 

Area Committees

 

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South – 26 September 2019

Central Stockport – 26 September 2019

Cheadle – 24 September 2019

Heatons & Reddish – 23 September 2019

Marple – 25 September 2019

Stepping Hill – 24 September 2019

Werneth – 23 September 2019

 

Ward Committee

 

Brinnington & Reddish Joint – 9 September 2019

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6.

Motions - Notice of which have been given under Council Meeting Procedure Rule 12

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6.(i)

Giving our NHS the funding it needs

This council meeting notes that:

 

·           The King’s Fund noted in their analysis of the recent Spending Round announcements that the £33.9bn of “additional money for the NHS” had already been announced in as part of the 2018 NHS five-year settlement and confirmed in January 2019, and represents a 3.4% real-terms increase in spending;

·           that The King’s Fund point to a joint report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies and The Health Foundation which said increases of 5% a year “will be needed over the next five years to maintain services and address the backlog of funding problems”, showing that the increase is “less than is needed”;

·           figures from the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), uncovered by a Liberal Democrat Freedom of Information request, have revealed that over £607m of interest on outstanding debt was paid by NHS Trusts back to the DHSC in the last five years for which figures are available;

·           that this figure has risen markedly across those five years, from £63m in 2013/14 to over £205m in 2017/18; and

·           Stockport NHS Foundation Trust had to return over £4m in interest over this period whilst Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust had to return almost £14m and The Christie had to return over £3.5m.

 

This council meeting further notes the warning from the National Audit Office  that “the underlying financial health in some trusts is getting worse”, despite the government’s commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to “reducing year-on-year the number of trusts and CCGs individually in deficit, so that all NHS organisations are in balance by 2023/24”.  The artifice of making NHS trusts in deficit pay interest on their overspends merely serves to make their financial positions worse and deprives local residents of the care they need.

 

This council meeting believes that our NHS should be properly funded and that all of the money allocated to each NHS trust should be available to that NHS trust each year.  For example, the money returned to DHSC by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust in 2017/18 would have paid for an additional 31 nurses, 9 consultants or 19 clinical psychologists, based on average salary figures on the Indeed recruitment website. 

  

This council meeting asks the Chief Executive to write to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,

·           drawing his attention to this motion;

·           highlighting our concerns about continued underfunding of our NHS;

·           calling on him to cease charging NHS trusts interest on their deficits, so that all of the money allocated to each NHS trust each year can be spent on providing healthcare to local residents; and

·           calling on him to provide a one-off refund of all such interest charged over the past five years.

 

Moved by:                   Councillor Lisa Smart

Seconded by:             Councillor Keith Holloway

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