Issue - meetings

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Cabinet (Item 43)

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:


·         Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings, or

·         Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers


A member of the public drew Members’ attention to the City Council’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2014-19 and asked for up to date statistics concerning the use of the sanctuary scheme for victims of domestic violence, statutory notices and compulsory purchase orders to bring properties back into accommodation use and the length of waiting times for people in temporary accommodation to be housed.  The Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods stated that the data would be sought and offered to discuss it with the questioner at a later date.  The member of the public further asked if the answers would be made publicly available.  The Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods gave assurance that they would and commented that advance notice of detailed questions would better enable Members to answer them.