Agenda item

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.


40.1  A resident of Gloucester stated that the number of suicides in Gloucester over 2017 had been reported in the Citizen newspaper as 43 but that the article was withdrawn the next day.  He noted that this figure had been clarified in the minutes of the meeting of 25th January 2018 (51.4) as relating to 2013-15 not 2017 and asked who had withdrawn the Citizen article, on whose advice, and whether 43 was the true figure for 2017.


40.2  Councillor Watkins advised that the article in question published on 28th January 2018 was still available on the Citizen’s website and that the clarification had been correct.