Practice Guide 7: Effective scrutiny committee meetings

Posted on 05/04/2014 by Ed Hammond. Tags: ,

This guide is about ensuring that scrutiny committee meetings (ie formal meetings of overview and scrutiny committees) are focused, effective and secure meaningful outcomes for local people. It also contains detail on the setting up of joint committees.

While “task and finish” groups, where they are convened, will have a clear outcome in the form of a report, with recommendations, which are submitted to the council’s executive and monitored, the outcomes of committee meetings themselves can often be overlooked.

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