Opposition Questions to Council - October 2019


Here are the questions the Liberal Democrats will ask Manchester City Council in today's full council meeting.

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats JOHN LEECH will ask:

1. ON MANCHESTER PRIDE CHAOS:
How many times has the Executive Member met with the organisers of Manchester Pride to discuss concerns surrounding this year's event?

2. ON HOMELESS TAX: 
In light of the homelessness composite motion that was passed at the Labour Party conference, committing the Labour Party to ending all powers to criminalise begging and rough sleeping, will the Deputy Leader commit today to scrap plans for the City centre PSPO, and instead work on a cross-party basis to find a long-term solution to tackle homelessness and begging in Manchester?

3. ON HOMESCHOOLING: 
Does the Executive Member for schools support the decision at the Labour Party Conference to integrate all private and independent schools into the state system and confiscate their assets? What assessment has he made of the impact that implementation of such a policy would have on parental choice?

4. ON CHORLTON/CITY CENTRE CYCLEWAY:
According to the Council's press release of 24th September, 70% of 1,800 respondents to the consultation on the Chorlton to Manchester City centre cycleway supported the proposals. However, the section of the route through Chorlton town centre is to be reviewed in response to comments from residents and businesses in Chorlton. How many of the 1,800 responses were from residents and businesses in Chorlton, and how many of those responses objected to the plans for Barlow Moor Road and Manchester Road?

Councillor RICHARD KILPATRICK will ask:

1. ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SUPPORT OUTSIDE OF CITY CENTRE:
As we approach Remembrance Sunday, what financial assistance can the council provide to the many events and services that occur outside of the city centre?

2. ON BREXIT PREPARATIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS:
With the distinct possibility of a no-deal or bad deal Brexit at the end of this month, does the council feel comfortable that it is doing all it can to minimise the impact of potential fuel shortages on Manchester’s schools and hospitals? 

3. ON MANCHESTER CLIMATE EMERGENCY:
After ignoring the views of residents over the Great Ancoats Street scheme, can the executive member reassure residents that this council is committed to sustainable travel and the climate emergency? 

Councillor GREG STANTON will ask:

1. ON BREXIT:
What assessment has the Council made of the current and proscriptive future impacts of Brexit on the City, and will it be made public?

2. ON AIRPORT DIVIDEND IN EVENT OF BREXIT: 
Does the Council expect to maintain the present level of Airport dividend in future Budgets if we leave the European Union?


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