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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Exhibition Hall, York Racecourse

Contact: Fiona Young  Interim Democratic Services Manager

Note: This reconvened Extraordinary Council meeting (postponed from 24 March 2022) will now be held on 27 April 2022 

Items
No. Item

61.

Declarations of Interest

At this point, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

 

Minutes:

Members were invited to declare at this point in the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests they might have in the business on the agenda, if they had not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.  None were declared.

62.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, any member of the public who has already registered to address the Council, on a matter directly relevant to the business on this agenda, may do so. 

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  The public meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings.  See our coronavirus updates at www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy for more information on meetings and decisions.

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been two registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme in relation to the motion at Item 3 on the agenda.

 

Gwen Swinburn stated that the motion did not go far enough and that Prince Andrew should also lose the title ‘Duke of York’ and not be invited to the city again.

 

Francis Richard Connolly stated that removing Prince Andrew’s titles would not change anything; nobody was above the law and there should be a judicial review regarding the allegations against him.

 

63.

Notice of Motion - Removal of Prince Andrew's Honorary Freedom of the City of York

To consider the following Motion submitted for consideration directly by Council, in accordance with Standing Order 22.1:

 

The Council resolves that,pursuant to Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, the City of York Council withdraws the Honorary Freeman of the City status from the Duke of York which was conferred upon him in 1987.”

 

Minutes:

Cllr Smalley moved, and Cllr Widdowson seconded, the following motion:

 

“The Council resolves that, pursuant to Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, the City of York Council withdraws the Honorary Freeman of the City status from the Duke of York which was conferred upon him in 1987.”

 

After debate, a named vote was taken on the motion, with the following result:

 

For

Against

Abstained

Cllr Aspden

Cllr Carr (Lord Mayor

Elect)

Cllr Ayre

Cllr Cullwick (Lord Mayor)

Cllr Craghill

Cllr Crawshaw

 

 

Cllr Cuthbertson

 

 

Cllr D’Agorne

 

 

Cllr Daubeney

 

 

Cllr Doughty

 

 

Cllr Douglas

 

 

Cllr Fenton

 

 

Cllr Fisher

 

 

Cllr Fitzpatrick

 

 

Cllr Heaton

 

 

Cllr Hollyer

 

 

Cllr Hook

 

 

Cllr Hunter

 

 

Cllr Kilbane

 

 

Cllr Lomas

 

 

Cllr Looker

 

 

Cllr Mason

 

 

Cllr Melly

 

 

Cllr Musson

 

 

Cllr Myers

 

 

Cllr Norman

 

 

Cllr Orrell

 

 

Cllr Pearson

 

 

Cllr Perrett

 

 

Cllr Rowley

 

 

Cllr Runciman

 

 

Cllr Smalley

 

 

Cllr D Taylor

 

 

Cllr K Taylor

 

 

Cllr Vassie

 

 

Cllr Waller

 

 

Cllr Wann

 

 

Cllr Waudby

 

 

Cllr Webb

 

 

Cllr Wells

 

 

Cllr Widdowson

 

 

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0

2

 

The motion was therefore declared CARRIED and it was

 

Resolved:  That the above motion be approved.

 

 

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