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Overview and Scrutiny Business Panel


Information about Overview and Scrutiny Business Panel

The Business Panel consists of the chair and vice-chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the chair of each of the select committees, and three councillors (or the next highest number necessary to ensure that the panel’s membership reflects the overall political composition of the Council).

Its main functions are to:

·   handle all ‘call-ins’ of executive decisions made but not yet implemented, except for those call-ins which fall within the scope of the Education Business Panel

·   coordinate and approve the work programme of each select committee in order to prevent overlaps and use resources as effectively as possible

·   decide which select committee should handle an issue where more than one committee might deal with it according to their remit.