Part 4 - Scrutiny procedure rules
Below are the scrutiny procedure rules.
- 1 - what will be the number and arrangements for scrutiny committees?
- 2 - Co-ordination
- 3 - Membership
- 4 - Casual vacancies
- 5 - Co-optees and voting rights scheme
- 6 - Education representatives
- 7 - Chair and Vice-Chair of scrutiny committees
- 8 - Meetings of Scrutiny Committees
- 9 - Extraordinary meetings of Scrutiny Committees
- 10 - Quorum
- 11 - Work programmes
- 12 - Agenda items
- 13 - Councillor call for action
- 14 - Policy review and development
- 15 - Reports from the Scrutiny Committees
- 16 - Members and Officers giving account
- 17 - Attendance by others
- 18 - Call-in and review of scrutiny decisions
- 19 - Procedure at Scrutiny Committee meetings
- 20 - Scrutiny task groups
13.1 Any Member of the Council shall be entitled to give notice to the Statutory Scrutiny Officer in accordance with the Council’s Gateway process that they wish a local government matter relevant to the functions of a Scrutiny Committee to be included on the agenda for and discussed at the next available meeting of the relevant Scrutiny Committee.
13.2 A local government matter is one relating to a local government function affecting the electoral area of the Member or any person who lives or works in the area, unless it is an excluded matter. An excluded matter is a planning or licensing matter, one relating to an individual where a right of appeal exists or any matter which is vexatious, discriminatory or not reasonable to be included in the agenda or discussed at a meeting of a Scrutiny Committee.
13.3 If the Scrutiny Committee decides not to accept a referral from a Member under 13.1 the committee must notify the Member of their decision and the reasons for it. In considering whether or not to accept a referral the committee may have regard to the representations made by the local Member as to why it would be appropriate for the committee to consider the matter and also the extent to which the provisions of the Council’s Gateway process have been observed.