Agenda item

Responses to Motions

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received in relation to Motions passed by Council.

Councillor McKnight stated she had several issues regarding both responses received regarding her Motion on cervical smear tests and requested a meeting with the Chief Executive to discuss the matter.

Councillor McLaughlin expressed concern regarding the responses received in relation to the Medical School at Ulster University, Magee.  She stated that Council had been strongly advised by the Permanent Secretary that the magnitude of this issue would require ministerial sign-off which was a strong indication that the Department would not be pushing this forward for sign-off prior to the May deadline, therefore the intake for students could be put back until 2021.

Councillor McLaughlin Proposed, Seconded by Councillor Tierney 

That    Council request an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State and the Permanent Secretaries for the Department of Finance, Department of Health and Department for the Economy, to push this issue forward as this business case is an integral part of the strategic growth and development of the City.

After voting by a show of hands the result was unanimous and the Council

Resolved       That Council request an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State and the Permanent Secretaries for the Department of Finance, Department of Health and Department for the Economy, to push this issue forward as this business case is an integral part of the strategic growth and development of the City.

 

 

 

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