The Scrutiny Commissioners
The Scrutiny Commissioners are responsible for leading the Overview and Scrutiny process, deciding on priority issues for Overview and Scrutiny Committees and areas that would be worthy of reviewing via Scrutiny Review Panel.
The Scrutiny Commissioners are appointed at the Annual County Council meeting in May and their term of office therefore lasts for one year. The Scrutiny Commissioners are presently:
|Mr. S. J. Galton CC (Chairman of the Scrutiny Commission and Leader of the opposition Liberal Democrat Group)|
|Mr R Shepherd CC|
|Dr R Feltham CC|
|Mr M Hunt CC|
The Scrutiny Commissioners meet regularly with officers to discuss the Commission’s work programme. They also have oversight of the other Overview and Scrutiny Committees’ work programmes. They also have specific responsibilities to:
- Maintain regular dialogue with the Leader and Cabinet in relation to reviews/investigations to ensure that duplication of effort is avoided;
- Ensure that Scrutiny work programmes have regard to officer and member capacity.
- Take action on behalf of Overview and Scrutiny bodies in commenting on matters referred from the Cabinet which are of an urgent nature;
- Oversee the preparation of an Annual Report on activities undertaken by Overview and Scrutiny bodies.
Page Last Updated: 23 May 2013