The meeting moved onto the last item Any Other Urgent Business Approved by the Chair. There was one item of Any Other Business. However Chris Hyams asked the legal adviser to the committee if it should be held in closed session.
The legal adviser seemed reluctant to recommend in closed session as he admitted he hadn’t read the four page report in the supplementary agenda and asked for a reason. However Chris Hyams said it was related to financial matters. The legal adviser then said an exemption may be appropriate but would have to be agreed by the committee.
The Chair, Cllr Adrian Jones agreed that the item could be taken as a matter of urgent business. The Chair asked the committee for the rest of the meeting to be held in closed session. Nobody on the committee objected so the press and public were asked to leave (but officers and the research assistant to the Liberal Democrat Group stayed).
Once they had left, the councillors discussed and made a decision on the four page report on the Occupational Health Contract.