Speaking at Overview and Scrutiny Committee

You may make representations to any of the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committees on any substantive item on the agenda, provided you have registered your intention to speak in advance.

How it works

You must declare any current or prospective financial or personal interest you may have in the subject.

You will be allowed to speak for up to three minutes.

Up to six speakers are allowed per agenda item, with speakers being taken in the order in which they have registered.

Once the agenda for the meeting has been published you can register to speak by contacting the Committee Manager, stating which item you wish to speak on. Registrations must be received by 12pm one working day before the meeting. Select the meeting you wish to speak at on the calendar of Committee meetings to find out the Committee Manager for that meeting.

What to expect at meetings

Elected and Co-Opted Members sit at the table with experts, Council officers and other witnesses being called to the table at relevant points during the meeting. The meeting will be guided by the Chairman or Vice-Chairman. There is a public gallery for members of the public to observe the meeting.

The meeting normally follows the running order on the front sheet of the agenda. It always starts with the formal business of recording apologies and confirming the minutes of the previous meeting as an accurate record of what was said and agreed. Following this, the meeting will move on to consider the items listed on the agenda. The running order can be changed by agreement with the Chairman.

For further information, contact the Committee Manager.

Updated: 27 March 2014