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Review of Overview and Scrutiny - Final Report

Meeting: 16/07/2020 - Council (Item 12)

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Scrutiny Committee recommended to Full Council that the Cabinet-Scrutiny Protocol (attached as Appendix A to the report), the revised Scrutiny Procedure Rules (attached as Appendix B to the report) and the revised Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference (attached as Appendix C to the report) are adopted.

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Minutes:

Full Council considered a referral from the Scrutiny Committee which recommended changes to the governance arrangements surrounding the Council’s overview and scrutiny functions.

 

Proposed by Councillor Phil Waite (seconded by Councillor Eugenie Harvey) it was:

 

RESOLVED that the Cabinet-Scrutiny Protocol (attached as Appendix A to the report), the revised Scrutiny Procedure Rules (attached as Appendix B to the report) and the revised Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference (attached as Appendix C to the report) be adopted.


Meeting: 14/07/2020 - Scrutiny Committee (Item 8)

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report on changes to the governance surrounding the Council’s overview and scrutiny processes.

 

Councillor Charles requested that a section was added to the Cabinet-Scrutiny Protocol which enabled to the Committee, through a majority vote, could request that reviews are fast tracked with Officers agreeing deadlines for the fast track process in advance.

 

The Committee agreed that this alteration should be brought back to the next Committee meeting. It was agreed that any further amendments would be referred to the Chair to be considered at the next meeting

 

RESOLVED that the Committee:

 

A     Recommended to Full Council that the Cabinet-Scrutiny Protocol (attached as Appendix A to the report), the revised Scrutiny Procedure Rules (attached as Appendix B to the report) and the revised Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference (attached as Appendix C to the report) are adopted.

 

B    Recommended to Cabinet that the Cabinet Overview Working Group is renamed the Cabinet Policy Development Group and the terms of reference are amended as set out in Appendix D to the report.

 

C    Approved the Scrutiny Committee Review Submission Form (attached as Appendix E to the report).

 

D    Agreed that training is procured to take place as soon as possible.

 

E     Agreed that any further amendments would be referred to the Chair to be considered at the next meeting.