Equalities Sub-Committee - 24 August 2020 (following Extra Policy & Resources Committee)
Virtual meeting with remote access23rd August 2020
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a virtual/remote meeting to be held on Monday 24 August 2020 following the conclusion of the Extraordinary Policy and Resources Committee meeting.
Members of the Equalities Sub-Committee: To be agreed at the Policy & Resources Committee meeting immediately before this meeting.
Joanne Wagstaffe Chief Executive
14 August 2020
(The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 enable Council/Committee meetings to be held in a virtual format and enables remote attendance.
The meeting will follow the conclusion of the Extraordinary Policy and Resources Committee meeting and will be virtual/remote meeting in that it will be conducted at no specific location and all participants are at various locations, communicating via audio and online.
The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on Part I agenda items at Committee meetings. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee. Details of the procedure are provided below:
Members of the public wishing to speak will be entitled to register and identify which Part I report they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the remote meeting. Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee Team by e-mail 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register (1 for and 1 against) will be sent a link so that they can join the meeting to exercise that right. This will also allow the Committee Team to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the remote meeting to forward to the Chair of the meeting.
In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part 1 business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.
Recording and reporting the Council's meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.
Please note that the meeting is being held virtually. The Part I business of the meeting will be live streamed at –
The virtual/remote committee meeting protocol is provided below:
1. APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE
2. APPOINTMENT OF THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE
3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
4. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.
5. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
6. TERMS OF REFERENCE
To receive and note the sub-committee terms of reference following agreement at the Policy and Resources Committee immediately before this meeting and to be advised of any changes made.
7. ANTI-SEMITISM DEFINITION
This report provides background information on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and proposes that the Equalities Sub Committee considers this and makes appropriate recommendations to the Policy and Resources Committee to recommend to Council to adopt the definition.
8. ISLAMOPHOBIA DEFINITION
This report provides background information on the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims (APPG) definition of Islamophobia, other optional definitions and proposes that the Equalities Sub Committee considers this and makes appropriate recommendations to the Policy and Resources Committee
9. TIMELINE FOR THE EQUALITIES SUB-COMMITTEE WORKPLAN
To receive the timeline.
10. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.
11. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
If the sub-committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-
“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraphs 1-7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”
1. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.
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