Westminster Scrutiny Commission

The Westminster Scrutiny Commission is the overarching body which is responsible for the management and co-ordination of the council’s Policy and Scrutiny function. The Members are Chairmen of the respective committees, alongside an opposition representative.

The Commission has a number of important roles in the operation of the council:

  • Responsible for scrutinising the Leader of the Council, by portfolio and in person, at least once a year.
  • Responsible for scrutinising the Chief Executive of the Council in person at least once a year.
  • Responsible for the work programmes of all Policy and Scrutiny Committees and to resolve any issues identified in the delivery of their statutory duties.
  • Responsible for scrutiny of the Leader’s portfolio, including but not limited to Strategy and Communications, Government Relations activity, Growth, Performance, the West End Partnership, Equalities, the Council’s Pay Policy and the Royal Parks Board.

Essential Information


Policy and scrutiny annual report 2015-16

Last updated: 6 February 2017
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