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Overview and Scrutiny Commission

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The Overview and Scrutiny Commission and its Task and Finish Groups support the work of the Cabinet and the Council as a whole.  They allow citizens to have a greater say in Council matters by holding public inquiries into matters of local concern.  The Commission has a set work programme which is decided by the members either by picking forthcoming reports from the Forward Plan or by members requesting that the Commission scrutinise a certain issue.  These lead to reports and recommendations which advise the Cabinet and the Council as a whole on its policies, budget and service delivery.  They can ‘call-in’ a decision which has been made by the Executive but not yet implemented and may recommend that the decision be reconsidered.