Part 4 - Call-in procedure rules
Below are the call-in procedure rules.
- 1 - Scope
- 2 - Publication of Cabinet decisions and implementation
- 3 - Grounds for call-in
- 4 - Call-in procedure
- 5 - Call-in and deferring implementation
- 6 - Consideration by the relevant Scrutiny Committee
- 7 - Action by the relevant Scrutiny Committee
- 8 - Action by the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member
- 9 - Response to the relevant Scrutiny Committee
- 10 - Call-in of urgent decisions and urgent implementation
- 11 - Call-in of decisions outside the Policy Framework and budge
- 12 - Call-in template
10.1 On rare occasions, decisions will need to be implemented so urgently that pre-implementation review is not appropriate.
10.2 The implementation of a decision will be urgent if any delay, likely to be caused by the process, would seriously prejudice the interest of the County Council or of the public or the interests of any person to whom the decision relates.
10.3 The record of the implementation of the decision and notice by which it is made public must contain an explanation as to why the implementation of the decision needs to be treated with such urgency.
10.4 The Chair of Council and of the relevant Scrutiny Committee must agree that the implementation of the decision is urgent and cannot reasonably be deferred. If either is unavailable then the Vice-Chair of that body must agree on their behalf.
10.5 Where these circumstances arise at least five County Councillors may signify in writing to the Chief Executive their wish for a post-implementation review of the decision and its urgent implementation. Reasons must be given.
10.6 In these circumstances, call-in has no effect on the implementation of the decision and relates to reviewing the nature of the decision and the circumstances behind it. The outcome of the Scrutiny Committee review will be reported to the Cabinet.