Glasgow City Council Agenda - 01 November 2007, 13:30 Help

A meeting to be held at at 13:30 on 01 November 2007.

Number Item
1899Minutes of Council meeting of 20th September 2007 (Print 3, pages 413 to 420). View Papers
2Print 3 - Committees' minutes - Consideration of paragraphs marked "C", remaining paragraphs being submitted for information only (page 421 onwards).
3Consideration of minutes previously objected to.
4Changes to committees etc
(a)Licensing and Regulatory Committee - Remove Elaine McDougall and add William O'Rourke; and
(b)Personnel Appeals Committee - Add Aileen Colleran, Gilbert Davidson, James Dornan, Stephen Dornan, Matthew Kerr, John McKenzie and Alison Thewliss.
5Representation on outside bodies
(a)COSLA Strategic Human Resources Management Executive Group - Appoint Tom McKeown;
(b)Children's Panel Advisory Committee - Appoint Ms Dawn Corbett, Head of Corporate Policy and Ms Margaret Conner, Corporate HR Services Manager;
(c)River Clyde Fisheries Management Trust Ltd - Appoint Ruth Simpson; and
(d)Strathclyde Joint Police Board - Remove Paul Carey, Gilbert Davidson and John McKenzie as substitutes and appoint Catherine McMaster, Hanzala Malik and James Scanlon as substitutes.
6Correspondence.
7Questions.
8Notices of motion
(a)by the Lord Provost

"The Council resolves to confer the Freedom of the City on Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of Burma (Myanmar) and head of the National League for Democracy. The Freedom is in recognition of her achievements in the service of democracy, which have merited the award of the Nobel Peace prize, and signifies the Council's support for her immediate release and the restoration of democratic government in Burma."
(b)by Councillor Stuart Clay

"Glasgow City Council opposes the UK Government's National Identity Scheme. Council believes that this scheme will lead to a loss of civil liberties, and will not guarantee greater security for its citizens. The technology is unproven and far too complicated, and costings have yet to be calculated.

The costs for the ID Scheme have huge budget implications for the council - the implementation of ID terminals, the maintaining of these terminals and the integration of the ID software into the Council would divert funds away from essential Council services.

Council believes that national ID cards should not be required to access services or benefits provided by Glasgow City Council, and the Chief Executive of the Council will write to the Home Office informing them that Glasgow City Council will not take part in any pilot scheme or feasibility work related to the National Identity Scheme."
(c)by Councillor Stephen Curran

"This Council calls on Scottish Ministers to commit to the continued regeneration of Glasgow and the wider city region and recognize the full extent of the wider financial framework in the current Spending Review.

Council notes that the Howat Report considered such areas of spend which would impact on the work of the Council including:-

(i) Cities Growth Fund, including Vocational Training;

(ii) Regeneration Budgets, including the Community Regeneration Fund; and

(iii) Reprovisioning of Hostels and the Glasgow Homelessness Partnership.

Council values the role of these funds and reiterates the importance of each of these to the city."
(d)by Councillor Alison Thewliss

"Council congratulates the Scottish Government for its positive and inclusive view of young people. We note the marked change in this Government's approach to dealing with young people across a range of issues including education, health and well-being, and justice.

Furthermore we welcome the number of recent Government announcements that have seen an unprecedented level of support for Glasgow's young people in particular the 1.3m provided by the Scottish Government for free school meals which will mean more healthy food will be available for the children who need it most. Council believes this measure will go a long way in improving the health and well-being of Glasgow's young people."
(e)by Councillor Patricia Duffy

"Glasgow City Council notes with concern the potentially devastating effect that the diversion of lottery funds for the 2012 Olympics in London will have on the voluntary sector in Scotland in general and Glasgow in particular.

Council believes that any decrease in lottery funding will undoubtedly impact adversely on the voluntary sector and the valuable services it provides in Glasgow. Therefore, Council instructs the Chief Executive to write to the appropriate UK minister raising these concerns and seeking protection for recipients of Lottery funding."
(f)by Councillor James Dornan

"Glasgow City Council applauds the good work done by Positive Action in Housing and recognizes the important role they play in assisting asylum seekers and refugees who find themselves destitute in Glasgow. The Council also recognizes that many of the problems faced by asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow stem from policy decisions made in Westminster and urges Home Office Ministers and the Westminster Government to bring forward policies which will ease the hardship of people who seek sanctuary here after suffering great hardship in their native land."