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Council
4 Jul 2016 - 17:00 to 17:30
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Agenda
Notification
Standard Items
Special Meeting

In terms of Standing Order 3(a), notice is hereby given that a special meeting of Renfrewshire Council will be held in the Council Chambers, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley on Monday 4 July 2016 at 5.00 pm for the purpose of considering the following business. 

 

Further Information
This is a meeting which is open to members of the public. 

A copy of the agenda and reports for this meeting will be available for inspection prior to the meeting at the Customer Service Centre, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley and online at www.renfrewshire.cmis.uk.com/renfrewshire/CouncilandBoards.aspx

For further information, please either email
democratic-services@renfrewshire.gov.uk or telephone 0141 618 7112.
Members of the Press and Public
Members of the press and public wishing to attend the meeting should report to the customer service centre where they will be met and directed to the meeting.
Webcasting of Meeting
This meeting will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site – at the start of the meeting the Provost will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed. 

The Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. Personal data collected during this webcast will be handled in accordance with the relevant legislation and the Council’s Data Protection Policy. 

Generally the public seating areas will not be filmed. However, by entering the Council Chamber and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for webcasting or training purposes. 

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact Committee Services on 0141 618 7112

To find the webcast please navigate to http://renfrewshire.cmis.uk.com/renfrewshire/meetings.aspx and select the meeting from the calendar.
Present
Councillors Bibby, B Brown, M Brown, Caldwell, Cameron, E Devine, M Devine, Andy Doig, Audrey Doig, Gilmour, Provost Hall, Councillors Harte, Henry, Holmes, Hood, Kelly, Lawson, Mack, J MacLaren, K MacLaren, M MacLaren, M Macmillan, McCartin, McGee, McGurk, McQuade, Mullin, Murrin, J Sharkey, M Sharkey and Williams.
Chair
Provost Hall presided.
In Attendance
A Russell, Director of Finance & Resources, K Graham, Head of Corporate Governance, M Conaghan, Legal & Democratic Services Manager, A McNaughton and E Currie, Senior Committee Services Officers (all Finance & Resources).
Apologies
Councillors Clark, Glen and I McMillan.
Items Of Business
Apologies
Apologies from members.
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.

There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.

1 Motion

Council notes the current economic and political uncertainty caused by the result of the EU Referendum. Council further notes that a report to the Council meeting on 28 April 2016 highlighted that a vote to leave would be economically damaging for the UK and could lead to a reduction in economic growth which would reduce Government fiscal receipts and put additional pressure on public spending.  The report further highlighted potential areas of financial and economic risk for the Council and Renfrewshire in relation to access to direct EU funding and foreign inward investment.

 

In light of the result of the EU Referendum which will see the UK leaving the European Union; Council now offers its full support to the Scottish Government in its efforts to reduce the impact of the EU Referendum result on Scotland.

1

There was submitted a motion in the following terms:

 

“Council notes the current economic and political uncertainty caused by the result of the EU Referendum.  Council notes that a report to the Council meeting on 28 April 2016 highlighted that a vote to leave would be economically damaging for the UK and could lead to a reduction in economic growth which would reduce Government fiscal receipts and put additional pressure on public spending.  The report further highlighted potential areas of financial and economic risk for the Council and Renfrewshire in relation to access to direct EU funding and foreign inward investment.

 

In light of the result of the EU Referendum which will see the UK leaving the European Union; Council now offers its full support to the Scottish Government in its efforts to reduce the impact of the EU Referendum result on Scotland.”

 

Councillor M Macmillan, seconded by Councillor Holmes, then moved the motion.

 

Councillor Lawson, seconded by Councillor K MacLaren, moved as an amendment that the following be added to the motion:

 

“Including the potential of calling a referendum on Scottish Independence when appropriate.

 

Council welcomes the contribution made to Renfrewshire and to Scotland by all those who have chosen to live here.  This is their home, and the social, cultural and economic contribution their presence brings is deeply valued.”

 

The second paragraph of the amendment was accepted by the mover and seconder of the motion as an addition to the motion.  However, the amendment was not withdrawn.

 

On the roll being called, the following members voted for the amendment: Councillors Lawson, K MacLaren, M MacLaren, McGurk, Cameron, McGee, Andy Doig, Audrey Doig, M Brown and McQuade.

 

The following members voted for the motion as amended:   Councillors B Brown, Murrin, M Devine, J Sharkey, M Sharkey, Kelly, Williams, E Devine, Mack, Henry, M Macmillan, McCartin, Caldwell, Hood, Bibby, Gilmour, Provost Hall, Councillors Holmes, J MacLaren, Harte and Mullin.

 

21 members having voted for the motion and 10 members having voted for the amendment, the motion was accordingly declared carried.

 

DECIDED:    Council notes the current economic and political uncertainty caused by the result of the EU Referendum.  Council notes that a report to the Council meeting on 28 April 2016 highlighted that a vote to leave would be economically damaging for the UK and could lead to a reduction in economic growth which would reduce Government fiscal receipts and put additional pressure on public spending.  The report further highlighted potential areas of financial and economic risk for the Council and Renfrewshire in relation to access to direct EU funding and foreign inward investment.



 

In light of the result of the EU Referendum which will see the UK leaving the European Union; Council now offers its full support to the Scottish Government in its efforts to reduce the impact of the EU Referendum result on Scotland.

 

Council welcomes the contribution made to Renfrewshire and to Scotland by all those who have chosen to live here.  This is their home, and the social, cultural and economic contribution their presence brings is deeply valued.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
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