Agenda

County Council
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone

Contact: Denise Fitch  03000 416090

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in items on the agenda

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3.

Minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2018 and, if in order, to be approved as a correct record pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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4.

Chairman's Announcements

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Questions pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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6.

Report by Leader of the Council (Oral)

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Brexit Preparedness - Kent County Council Update pdf icon PDF 301 KB

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8.

Corporate Parenting Annual Report - 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 52 KB

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Kent Adult Safeguarding Board - Annual Report pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013 – 2030 - Early Partial Review, Kent Mineral Sites Plan and revised Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Please note that this report is accompanied by a number of appendices. Given their size, these appendices have been published on the County Councils website alongside the agenda and are available via the modern.gov app. A hard copy of all the appendices is available in the Member’s Room, the 3 Group Offices and on request from Members Desk (members.desk@kent.gov.uk ).

 

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Officer Delegations - Amendments pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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12.

Motion for Time Limited Debate - Support for prison leavers

Proposed by Mrs Dean and seconded by Ida Linfield

 

“While the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 has taken steps to tackle the problem of ex-offenders having no accommodation, prisoners who are released following an incarceration period of over 14 days currently receive a discharge grant of just £46, which has not changed since 1997. If they are entitled to Universal Credit, the first payment will not be made until approximately 5 weeks* after the claim has been made. This leaves many discharged prisoners left to resort to food banks and increases the risk of them committing further crimes against Kent residents. In the event of the latter, it will also be Kent taxpayers left footing the bill when police resources need to be deployed.

 

The council believes that the current arrangements do not provide sufficient funds to cover the basic needs of an ex-offender residing in Kent. The council therefore calls on the UK government to carry out a review and ensure that sufficient provisions are in place for the interim period between an ex-offender leaving prison and receiving their first universal credit payment.”

 

*As stated by the Department for Work & Pensions

 

 

 

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