Council & democracy

Meeting Details


SDDC Full Council - 17/09/2020 18:00

17 Sep 2020 - 18:00 to 18:40
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Standard Items
1 Apologies.
2 To receive any declarations of interest arising from any items on the Agenda
3 To receive any announcements from the Chairman, Leader and Head of Paid Service.
4 To receive any questions by members of the public pursuant to Council Procedure Rule No.10.
5 To receive any questions by Members of the Council pursuant to Council procedure Rule No. 11.
6 To consider any notices of motion in order of which they have been received.

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule No. 12, Councillor Richards will move the following motion:

“Councils across England and Scotland are leading the way with a new Charter to ensure exploitation has no place in council supply chains.

The Cooperative Party’s Charter Against Modern slavery goes further than existing law and guidance, committing councils to proactively vetting their own supply chain to ensure no instances of modern slavery are taking place. Therefore, I call for members across the Chamber to support the following motion:

South Derbyshire District Council will:

  1. Train its corporate procurement team to understand modern slavery through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) online course on Ethical Procurement and Supply.
  2. Require its contractors to comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, wherever it applies, with contract termination as a potential sanction for non-compliance.
  3. Challenge any abnormally low-cost tenders to ensure they do not rely upon the potential contractor practising modern slavery.
  4. Highlight to its suppliers that contracted workers are free to join a trade union and are not to be treated unfairly for belonging to one.
  5. Publicise its whistle-blowing system for staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.
  6. Require its tendered contractors to adopt a whistle-blowing policy which enables their staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.
  7. Review its contractual spending regularly to identify any potential issues with modern slavery.
  8. Highlight for its suppliers any risks identified concerning modern slavery and refer them to the relevant agencies to be addressed.
  9. Refer for investigation via the National Crime Agency’s national referral mechanism any of its contractors identified as a cause for concern regarding modern slavery.
  10.  Report publicly on the implementation of this policy annually
Public Items
9 To receive and consider the Open Minutes of the following Committees:
10 To review the compositions of Committees, Sub-Committees and Working Panels for the remainder of the municipal year.
11 To review the compositions of Substitute Panels.
12 To review representation on Outside Bodies.
13 To review Member Champions.
Exempt Standard Items
14 The Chairman may therefore move:-
That in accordance with Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the Meeting as it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that there would be disclosed exempt information as defined in the paragraph of Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Act indicated in the header to each report on the Agenda.
Exempt Item
15 To receive any Exempt questions by Members of the Council pursuant to Council procedure Rule No. 11.
16 To receive and consider the Exempt Minutes of the following Committees:

Additional Meeting Documents

  1. pdf Council 17th September 2020 Open Minutes (219Kb)
  2. Council 17th September 2020 Exempt Minutes
    • See agenda for reasons for exemption

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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