Part 4 - Call-in procedure rules

Below are the call-in procedure rules.

7.1         Having considered the decision called-in, the relevant Scrutiny Committee will either:

              7.1.1             Support the decision without qualification or comment (in which case it can be implemented immediately without being considered again by the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member); or

              7.1.2             Make adverse comments regarding the process when set against the guiding principles for decision-making, but no adverse view on the decision itself (in which case it can be implemented immediately, with the committee’s comments being set out in a report and considered by the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member); or

              7.1.3             Propose modifications to the decision or an alternative to the decision to achieve the same effect (in which case the implementation is delayed until the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member has received and considered a report by the relevant Scrutiny Committee and decided how to proceed); or

              7.1.4             In exceptional circumstances (which shall be determined by the relevant Scrutiny Committee and recorded in the minutes) arrange for the full Council to review or scrutinise a decision and decide whether or not to recommend the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member to reconsider the decision and / or consider an alternative decision recommended by full Council. If full Council does not recommend the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member to reconsider the decision and/or consider an alternative decision, the called in decision may be implemented immediately. If full Council does recommend the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member to reconsider the decision and/or consider an alternative decision the called in decision shall not be implemented until the Cabinet, Leader of the Council or Cabinet Member has considered the recommendation of full Council and decided how to proceed.

7.2       The full Council has no power to make final decisions in respect of matters which are the responsibility of Cabinet unless the decision in question is contrary to the Policy Framework or budget.

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