Somerset County Council Wednesday 20th February 2019 10.00am. Council Chamber – Shire Hall, Taunton

Q1 Relates to Outsourcing Oversight? The case for reforming access to information law Report of the Information Commissioner to Parliament, 2019  (Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 139(3) of the Data Protection Act 2018)   Here is the link to the report: https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/documents/2614204/outsourcing-oversight-ico-report-to-parliament.pdf   Elizabeth Denham (The Commissioner) stated in her message that:   “Information … More Somerset County Council Wednesday 20th February 2019 10.00am. Council Chamber – Shire Hall, Taunton

Cabinet Wednesday 23rd January 2019 10.00am Library Meeting Room – Taunton

Here are some questions for PQT: http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=134&MId=731   Q1 and Q2 Relate to Item 6 Revenue Budget Monitoring Update   http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s9424/6%20Revenue%20Budget%20Monitoring%20Update%20Report.pdf   In paragraph 2.2 Adults Services it is stated:   “Learning Disabilities is now also forecasting a positive variance due to a reduction of £0.500m of costs associated with previously assumed contractual transformational costs.   … More Cabinet Wednesday 23rd January 2019 10.00am Library Meeting Room – Taunton

Request to Speak – County Council Wednesday 15th May 2019 10.00 am – Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Taunton

Q1 Relates to Item 8 Report of the Monitoring Officer – Appointments / Procedural Matters / Review of the Constitution http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s10492/2019%20May%2015%20Report%20of%20the%20Monitoring%20Officer%20-%20Appointments%20and%20Procedural%20Matters.pdf It is proposed in Section 3.6.6 Part 1, Section 8 that: “Access to Information Rules The following amendments have been recommended and are being considered by the Constitution and Standards Committee at its meeting … More Request to Speak – County Council Wednesday 15th May 2019 10.00 am – Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Taunton

Request to Speak at SCC Scrutiny Policies and Place – 5 April 2019

These questions refer to Agenda Item 8 http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s10306/Climate%20Change%20TF%20Group%20-%20Report.pdf Q1 The Meteorological Office use a variety of Climate Models including: “HadCM3: Met Office climate prediction model HadCM3 is a coupled climate model that has been used extensively for climate prediction, detection and attribution, and other climate sensitivity studies. HadCM3 stands for the Hadley Centre Coupled Model version … More Request to Speak at SCC Scrutiny Policies and Place – 5 April 2019

PUBLIC QUESTIONS Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee Friday 22 March 2019

Agenda item 6 Children and Young People’s Plan 2016-2019 Sarah Baker – not attending How many children or young people have been consulted on for this report? Does the children’s trust feel they have provided all opportunities for CYP to have their voice heard? for example at the Young Carers consultation, where the remaining 115 … More PUBLIC QUESTIONS Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee Friday 22 March 2019

Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee Friday 22 March 2019

These questions relate to Item 8 Family Support Serviceshttp://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s10101/Family%20Support%20Services.pdf Q1 It is stated that:  “Commissioning and Specification  A service specification is in place for PHN post April 2019, this has been shared with strategic partners.  Between February and April 2019, Healthwatch will be facilitating meetings with service users to explore how the HV … More Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee Friday 22 March 2019

Scrutiny Adults and Health – 13 March 2019 (response)

http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s10062/Discovery%20Performance%20Report.pdf Q1 and Q2 Relate to Discovery-Dimensions (UK) Limited – Item 7  Public Question Time – Agenda Item 4 Nigel Behan, Unite Branch Secretary Q1 Can an updated financial profile be provided which supersedes the attached one from 2016? Response Thank you for your continued interest. As there are no significant changes and the Authority is … More Scrutiny Adults and Health – 13 March 2019 (response)

Response to Public Questions . Scrutiny for Policies and Place – 06 March 2019

Public Questions Scrutiny for Policies and Place – 06 March 2019 Item 5 Revenue Budget Monitoring Report:  Nigel Behan, Unite Branch Secretaryi) How much of the financial changes (in fortune?) are attributable to MTFP 1 (February 2018 when a balanced budget was set) and MTFP2 (September 2018) when there was a forecast of a significant overspend for 2018/19 … More Response to Public Questions . Scrutiny for Policies and Place – 06 March 2019

Response to Questions to Full Council – 20th February 2019

PQ14 Question from Nigel Behan – Outsourcing Oversight / Revenue Budget Q2 Relates to Agenda Item 6 Paper C Revenue Budget – Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-22 (of the 20 February 2019 County Council Papers) http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s9851/Paper%20C.pdf and Agenda Item 6 Revenue Budget Monitoring Update – Quarter 3 2018/19 (of the 11 February 2019 (Cabinet Papers) http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s9712/Revenue%20Budget%20Monitoring%20Report.pdf It is … More Response to Questions to Full Council – 20th February 2019

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee – Wednesday 6th March 2019 10.00 am Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Taunton

Q1 Relates to Agenda Item 5 Revenue Budget Monitoring Report: http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s9918/06-03-19%20Scrutiny%20Place%20Month%209%20Monitoring%20Report.pdf Additional document: http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s9919/19%2002%2011%20Cabinet%20Month%209%20Revenue%20Monitoring.pdf i)             How much of the financial changes (in fortune?) are attributable to MTFP 1 (February 2018 when a balanced budget was set) and MTFP2 (September 2018) when there was a forecast of a significant overspend for 2018/19 of £20m+ and how much is … More Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee – Wednesday 6th March 2019 10.00 am Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Taunton

Somerset County Council Meeting – Council Chamber – Shire Hall, Taunton Wednesday 28 November 2018

Originally posted on UNITE SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL:
http://democracy.somerset.gov.uk/documents/s9824/County%20Council%20Minutes%20Appendix%20A%20-%20submitted%20questions%20and%20responses.pdf On Monday 19th November 2018,the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lidington, announced new government procurement measures: New ‘Social Value’ contracts to revolutionise government procurement https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-social-value-contracts-to- revolutionise-government-procurement The Register reported that: “Capita, Serco and Sopra Steria are drafting “living wills” with the government in case they…