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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Scrutiny 636292 

No. Item


Election of Panel Convener


·         Councillor Chris Holley was elected as the Panel Convener for the year 2018/2019


Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.




Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 69 KB


·         The Panel read through the Terms of Reference

·         They observed that there is guidance from Welsh Government which states that “There is a clear role for an authority’s scrutiny function in its improvement processes: as part of its role in holding decision makers and policy makers to account, and in its policy development role”

·         It was highlighted that Scrutiny looks back at practices, looks at current practices and makes recommendations about how policy can move forward

·         Scrutiny Panels are there to make suggestions around policy and performance. Policy Development Committees focus on the detail and practicalities of achieving these.

·         A letter will be sent from the Panel to the Scrutiny Programme Committee highlighting these issues


Notes, Conveners Letter and Response pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To approve & sign the Notes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.

Additional documents:


·         Notes and letters all agreed as an accurate record of work


Public Questions

·         Questions must relate to matters on the open part of the Agenda of the meeting, and will be dealt with within a 10 minute period


·         None


Work Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 63 KB


·         The Panel went through the work plan and were happy with the content

·         They observed that this plan is flexible and other items may be added or moved as the year goes on

·         The meeting is potentially clashing with planning site visits on a Tuesday morning – the meetings will be rescheduled and pushed back by a week to avoid the clash


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