A CONTROVERSIAL plan to sell off Staffordshire's school support services will be scrutinised tomorrow after it was called in by critics of the idea.
The joint partnership with commercial giants Capita, thought to be worth up to £4billion, is set to go before a special meeting of Staffordshire County Council's Corporate Review tomorrow.
The meeting will follow a standard format with a spokesman for the call in group given five minutes to present their case against the project. It is expected that Labour Councillor for East Staffordshire and Burton Town, Ron Clarke, will speak against the project.
Other members of the call in group will be available to answer questions but will only be allowed to speak at the discretion of the chair.
Conservative Councillor for Tamworth and Amington, Jeremy Oates will then speak on the Select Committee's previous deliberations and conclusions, before lead cabinet member Ian Parry responds to the matter raised in the call in supported by officers where appropriate.
The meeting will then be opened to debate by Corporate Review before a conclusion and course of action is reached.
The options open to the committee are to agree with the original decision, refer the matter back to cabinet or refer the matter to full council.
If it goes to a vote, only members of the Corporate Review will decide the matter in a simple majority decision and the chairman holding the casting vote.
The meeting is set to be webcast live here at 2pm.