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Declarations of Interest

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Public Questions and Petitions


Notices of Motion

    The Council is asked to consider the following three Motions that have

    been submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10:


    a)            It will be Moved by Councillor Sullivan and seconded by Councillor Burke that:


    “That Rochdale Borough Council strongly supports the Greater Manchester Mayor’s initiative to change the way we get around. By walking or cycling instead of driving for short journeys massive improvements to health and the economy could be achieved.


    This Council is therefore requested to instruct the Council’s Chief Executive and Highways Service to participate fully in moving this initiative forward.”  



    b)            It will be Moved by Councillor Sheerin and seconded by Councillor Wardle that:


    “This Council notes that there is not currently a dedicated Minister covering the task of looking after issues relating to Older People.


    This Council also notes that there is an aging population and increasing pensioner poverty. This affects large issues such as housing, health and wellbeing and loneliness.


    This Council believes that this lack of a dedicated minister and the rise in these issues is a recipe for government inaction on matters that will potentially damage the county.


    This Council resolves to ask the Chief Executive to write to the Prime Minister requesting the creation of a Minister for Older People.”



    c)            It will be Moved by Councillor Martin and seconded by Councillor Donna Williams that:


    “This Council wholeheartedly supports the Votes at 16 Campaign. 16 and 17 year olds are knowledgeable and passionate about the world in which they live, and are as capable of engaging in the democratic system as any other citizen.


    In Rochdale, we see numerous examples of the fantastic contributions our young people are making.  They demonstrate their engagement in societal issues each year when they cast their vote for the Youth Cabinet.  Last year alone we saw 10,997 votes cast and just under 10,000 votes cast for the Children’s Champion.  In Rochdale, our young people fully understand the democratic process and their role as citizens.


    Over 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds are currently denied the vote in the UK. The injustice of this denial is clear when you consider they can do the following:

    •           Give full consent to medical treatment

    •           Leave school and enter work or training

    •           Pay income tax and National Insurance

    •           Obtain tax credits and welfare benefits in their own right

    •           Get married or enter a civil partnership

    •           Change their name by deed poll

    •           Become a director of a company

    •           Become a member of a trade union or a co-operative society

    •           Join the armed forces


    This Council also notes the proposals by the Institute for Public Policy Research that to make the best of Votes at 16, that the first vote cast should be compulsory and that political education should be strengthened in schools as part of citizenship courses.


    This Council places on record its full support for the Votes at 16 Campaign and requests that the Chief Executive writes to the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.


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Representatives on Joint Authorities and Outside Bodies


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