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Apologies and Announcements
Apologies for absence were received from County Councillors Terry Aldridge, Samara Barnes, Julie Gibson, Steve Holgate, Andrea Kay, Matthew Maxwell-Scott, Yousuf Motala, Jackie Oakes, Jenny Purcell, Matthew Tomlinson, and Ron Woollam.
County Councillors Noordad Aziz, Munsif Dad BEM JP, Mohammed Iqbal MBE, Nweeda Khan, Sobia Malik, Margaret Pattison, John Potter, and Kim Snape joined the meeting virtually.
Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests
County Councillor Phillippa Williamson moved a report on the Lancashire Combined County Authority and Devolution Proposal.
The following Amendment to the resolution was proposed by County Councillor Azhar Ali OBE and seconded by County Councillor John Fillis:
Add an additional recommendation:
(viii) If the consultation does not receive a response from at least 30% of the population of Lancashire then the consultation period will be extended for a further 8 weeks.
On being put to the vote, the Amendment was LOST.
Following a period of debate, County Councillor Scott Cunliffe proposed an additional Amendment which was to add the words "to note" at the beginning of recommendation (ii). Following a brief adjournment and following advice given to Council from Heloise MacAndrew, Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer), the Amendment was withdrawn.
There being no further Amendments, the substantive Resolution was then put to the vote. In accordance with Standing Order B45(4), a recorded vote was taken. The names of the county councillors who voted for or against the Motion and those who abstained are set out below:
The Resolution was therefore CARRIED.
It was therefore:
Resolved: That the Deal Document as announced by the Government, linked here http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/lancashire-devolution-deal, be noted, and the following be agreed: