Scrutiny in Swansea
In this section you will find information on scrutiny in Swansea.
The overview and scrutiny function is delivered through the Scrutiny Programme Committee together with a number of Scrutiny Inquiry and Performance Panels. A copy of the scrutiny work programme can be downloaded on the right.
The main aim of scrutiny is to act as a 'critical friend' to the Cabinet and other decision makers in order to promote better services, policies and decisions. Working in a similar way to parliamentary select committees, scrutiny involves councillors who are not in the cabinet.
Scrutiny makes a difference by ensuring that local decision making is better, that local services are improved and that local democracy is strengthened.
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The Scrutiny Programme Committee has a cross cutting and coordinating role in respect of the work of the scrutiny boards and an overview of scrutiny nationally.
Informal Scrutiny panels are established by the Scrutiny Programme Committee, with conveners appointed by the committee.
Welcome to scrutiny dispatches.
There are many ways in which you can get involved in the Scrutiny process.