CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

The Annual Meeting of the County Council will be held at Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge on Tuesday 11th May 1999 at 10.30am.

Lunch will be provided.

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A G E N D A

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Prayers led by Bishop S. Barrington-Ward, Honorary Assistant Bishop in the

Diocese of Ely

Apologies for Absence

1.

Election of Chairman of the Council

 

2.

Minutes - 9th February 1999

 

3.

Appointment of Vice-Chairman of the Council

 

4.

Appointment of:

 

 

(a) Leader of the Council

 

 

(b) Leaders of the Liberal Democratic Group and the Labour Group

 

5.

Chairman’s Announcements

 

6.

Electoral Returning Officer’s Report

 

 

to report the election of Councillor R L Trueman to represent the Melbourn Electoral Division and Councillor S M Campbell to represent the Houghton and Wyton Electoral Division

 

7.

Members’ Question Time

 

8.

Committee Reports:

 

 

(a) Policy Committee

 

 

(b) Education, Libraries and Heritage Committee

 

 

(c) Environment and Transport Committee

 

 

(d) Social Services Committee

 

[Note: copies of any reports considered by the Committees are available

to Members on request from the Committee Secretariat]

9. Motions under Standing Order No 24

(A) Genetically Modified Food (Councillor C E Shaw)

This Council is concerned about the possible health risks of genetically modified ingredients in food. It acknowledges the LGA advice to local authorities to avoid supplying food containing such ingredients for the next five years and welcomes the Government’s decision to announce a year-long ban on the commercial growing of genetically modified crops, to ensure environment and wildlife is not damaged.

To ensure a measured response to this issue, the Council resolves to establish the position in relation to food served in County Council establishments in consultation with its suppliers as a matter of urgency and, depending on the findings, to take steps to remove such GM food from menus supplied by or on behalf of County Council services, as far as is practicable, until research proves GM food is safe.

10. Cambridgeshire Police Authority

Minutes (10/02/99 and 16/02/99): Questions

11. Questions under Standing Order No 26

- no questions were submitted

 

Dated 4th May 1999

Director of Resources