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Cabinet question time

Cabinet question time sessions sessions offer an opportunity for cross-party groups of councillors to question the Mayor and Cabinet about the council services which they hold responsibility for.  

The commission at which each Cabinet Member appears is determined by their areas of responsibility and which commission's remit these are relevant to. Question time sessions will be held jointly across commissions where the responsibilities of a Cabinet Member are relevant to more than one scrutiny commission.

Question time schedule 2014/15

Cabinet Member

Portfolio areas

Question time session

Mayor Jules Pipe


Overall corporate strategy, financial management, and delivery of services by the Council. He also takes the lead within Cabinet on property services, ICT, and communications. The Mayor appoints a Cabinet to support him in making decisions on how Council services are delivered.

Scrutiny Chair's Group, 16 October 2015, 6.30pm

Councillor Sophie Linden (Deputy Mayor)

Crime and community safety, troubled families, noise nuisance, licensing enforcement, environmental health and trading standards, human resources and organisational development, equalities, neighbourhood and civic engagement.

Community safety and social inclusion scrutiny commission, 11 November 2014, 7pm

Councillor Feryal Demirci

Waste management, recycling, environmental enforcement, street scene and highway infrastructure, parking control, transport, markets and environmental sustainability.

Living in Hackney scrutiny commission, 11 November 2014

Councillor Geoff Taylor

Revenues and benefits, audit, procurement, pensions, and customer services.

Governance and Resources scrutiny commission, 8 December 2014, 7pm

Councillor Guy Nicholson

Promoting investment into the Borough and bringing about the sustainable regeneration of Hackney's neighbourhoods and town centres. Responsible for the socio-economic and cultural development of the borough, increasing employment opportunities for residents, maximising the legacy from the 2012 Games, and the forming of planning and land use policies for the borough.  

Joint session between Living in Hackney scrutiny and Community safety and social inclusion scrutiny commissions, 11 December 2014, 7pm

Councillor Philip Glanville

All matters relating to housing.

Living in Hackney scrutiny commission, 13 January 2015, 7pm

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble

All issues relating to children and young people, including education, children's social services and the youth service.

Children and young people scrutiny commission, 23 March 2015, 7pm

Councillor Jonathan McShane

Libraries, parks, and leisure services, adult and community social services, health, and voluntary sector issues.

Cllr McShane regularly attends the Health in Hackney scrutiny commission. A dedicated question time session has therefore not been scheduled for 2014/15, but you can still submit a question to the commission for consideration


Suggest a question

Suggestions are welcomed on any issues that the commissions can quiz Cabinet Members on. To make your suggestion please contact us using the details on the right, or below if viewing on a mobile. 

If your question or topic is chosen for debate we'll let you know the answer and provide a link to the minutes of the discussion. 

When thinking of potential questions or topic areas please note that focus will be on strategy and policy rather than individual cases which are more suited to other forums and meetings of the Council. This is an opportunity to raise the questions that matter to you about local government in Hackney (please note that national and international politics are not suitable topics for these sessions).

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Page updated: 1 Oct 2014 

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