1. Provide a ‘critical friend‘ challenge to the Cabinet as well as external authorities and agencies.
2. Reflect the voice and concerns of the public and its communities
3. Take the lead and own the scrutiny process on behalf of the public
4. These Committees will also review the outcomes of Council decision-making on behalf of the public.”
ANY ATTEMPT TO LIMIT OR SUBVERT THIS ROLE RAISES SERIOUS LEGAL QUESTIONS, particularly if a Chief Executive and senior colleagues were found to be involved.
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