Agenda

Governance, Audit, Risk Management and Standards Committee - Tuesday 30 November 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY. View directions

Contact: Daksha Ghelani, Senior Democratic Services Officer  E-mail:  daksha.ghelani@harrow.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

Agenda - Part I

1.

Attendance by Reserve Members

To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.

 

Reserve Members may attend meetings:-

 

(i)            to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;

(ii)          where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and

(iii)         the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;

(iv)         if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:

 

(a)          all Members of the Committee;

(b)          all other Members present.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 178 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2021 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

4.

Public Questions *

To receive any public questions received in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 17 (Part 4B of the Constitution).

 

Questions will be asked in the order in which they were received.  There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for the asking and answering of public questions.

 

[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, 25 November 2021.  Questions should be sent to publicquestions@harrow.gov.uk  

No person may submit more than one question].

5.

Petitions

To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 15 (Part 4B of the Constitution).

6.

Deputations

To receive deputations (if any) under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 16 (Part 4B) of the Constitution.

7.

References from Council and other Committees/Panels

To receive references from Council and any other Committees or Panels (if any).

8.

Information Report - Audit Completion of Statement of Accounts 2019-20 -Annual Audit Letters

Report of the Director of Finance and Assurance.

Additional documents:

9.

Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 504 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Assurance.

Additional documents:

10.

Information Report - Audit Progress Report

Report of the Director of Finance and Assurance.

Additional documents:

11.

Statement of Accounts 2020-21

Report of the Director of Finance and Assurance.

Additional documents:

12.

Any Other Urgent Business

Which cannot otherwise be dealt with.

Agenda - Part II - Nil

* Data Protection Act Notice

The Council will record the meeting and will place the recording on the Council’s website.

 

[Note:  The questions and answers will not be reproduced in the minutes.]

Note:  In accordance with the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, the following agenda items have been admitted late to the agenda by virtue of the special circumstances and urgency detailed below:-

 

Agenda item

Special Circumstances/Grounds for Urgency

 

8.     Information Report - Audit Completion of Statement of Accounts 2019-20 - Annual Audit Letters

 

 

 

 

This report was not available at the time the agenda was printed and circulated as up to date information was awaited. Members are requested to consider this item, as a matter of urgency, in order to avail themselves of the opinion of the external auditors on the 2019-20 accounts at the earliest opportunity.

 

10.   Information Report – Audit Progress Report

This report was not available at the time  the agenda was printed and circulated as up to date information was awaited. Members are requested to consider this item, as a matter of urgency, in order to avail themselves of the progress of the external auditors on the 2020-21 accounts and their VFM work.

 

11.  Statement of Accounts 2020-21

This report was not available at the time the agenda was printed and circulated as up to date information was awaited. Members are requested to consider this item, as a matter of urgency, in order to avail themselves of the opinion of the external auditors on the 2020-21 accounts at the earliest opportunity.