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
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· 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.
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.
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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.
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.”
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:
The motion was therefore declared CARRIED and it was
Resolved: That the above motion be approved.