Friday 5 November 2010

Barnet Cabinet Member ignores Scrutiny Committee recommendation

I was forwarded this response to members of the scrutiny committee and other council officials. It concerns a decision by the scrutiny committee to send back an item for reconsideration. The decision of the Cabinet Member responsible means that they are personally liable if the decision goes wrong, having ignored the advice of the scrutiny committee. Councillor Daniel Thomas is the Cabinet member in question - Text of email

Dear Councillors,
On 13th September 2010, the Sub-Committee referred Delegated Powers Decision 1134 (Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources & Performance – Award of Implementation Partner Contract) back to the decision maker for reconsideration.
Following a review of the decision, the Cabinet Member for Resources & Performance decided to retain the original decision without amendment.  Consequently, the decision had been implemented.  A delegated powers report has been produced confirming the decision of the Cabinet Member which has been published on the Council’s website and can be accessed via the following link:
Kind regards,
Andrew Charlwood
Scrutiny Officer, Corporate Governance Directorate
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
Tel: 020 8359 2014
Mobile: 07766 441015
Barnet Online:
P please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email?