Agenda item

Members' Questions

5.1      Questions relating to urgent business – Council Procedure Rule 16.6(ii).


5.2      Supplementary questions on written questions submitted at this meeting – Council Procedure Rule 16.4.


5.3      Questions on the discharge of the functions of the South Yorkshire Joint Authorities for Fire and Rescue and Pensions – Section 41 of the Local Government Act 1985 – Council Procedure Rule 16.6(i).


          (NB. Minutes of recent meetings of the two South Yorkshire Joint Authorities have been made available to all Members of the Council via the following link -





Urgent Business




There were no questions relating to urgent business under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.6(ii).




Written Questions




A schedule of questions to Executive Members, submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16, and which contained written answers, was circulated.  Supplementary questions, under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.4, were asked and were answered by the appropriate Executive Members until the expiry of the time limit for Members’ Questions (in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 16.7) had almost been reached.




South Yorkshire Joint Authorities




Having curtailed the previous item in order to accommodate a question on the discharge of the functions of the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority, which Councillor Alexi Dimond had given notice of immediately prior to the start of the meeting, the Lord Mayor (Councillor Gail Smith) invited Councillor Dimond to ask his question.




Councillor Dimond asked the following question - Border to Coast is in the early stages of developing a low carbon fund to be launched early 2023. Such a fund is essential if SYPA is to deliver on its commitment to net zero carbon by 2030. FCA and HMRC rules mean that such a fund can only be launched if there is a realistic expectation that there will be more than one investor of such a fund. Which other pension authorities with the Border to Coast pool have registered an interest in this development?"




Councillor Garry Weatherall, the Council’s Spokesperson on the Pensions Authority, responded by stating that he would arrange for a detailed written response to be supplied to Councillor Dimond by the Fund Director of the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority, and for that response to be published on the Council’s website.





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