Agenda item

Suspension of Standing Orders - British and Irish Sign Language Charter

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed members of the deaf community and a sign language interpreter who were seated in the public gallery.  She stated that she wished to bring the agenda item forward to facilitate those who had been seated for quite some time.  Councillor Reilly then proposed a Suspension of Standing Orders, Seconded by Alderman Devenney.

Alderman McCready also welcomed them in sign language.

Councillor M Boyle Proposed, Seconded by Alderman McCready

That standing orders be suspended to allow the notice of motion from Councillors Ferguson and McKinney to be brought forward.

After voting by a show of hands, the result was unanimous and the Mayor invited Councillor McKinney to address Members.

Councillors McKinney and Ferguson Moved, Seconded by Alderman McCready

That     this Council signs up to the British/Irish Sign Language charter and that officers bring a paper to a future meeting of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee regarding the relaying of Council meetings in British/Irish Sign Language.

 

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

 

Resolved       That this Council signs up to the British/Irish Sign Language charter and that officers bring a paper to a future meeting of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee regarding the relaying of Council meetings in British/Irish Sign Language.