"Public questions are not permitted at Overview and Scrutiny Committees when they are considering call-ins or undertaking pre-decision scrutiny of executive decisions"
Now just to be clear this new rule would have prevented any questioning on the NSCSO contract at the Business Overview & Scrutiny Committee Meeting on 29 November - a topic on which 63 public questions were submitted. Every single one of those 63 questions would be ruled invalid under the new rules.
In those few words this amendment will render the majority of business discussed at Overview & Scrutiny committees exempt from public questioning and that is frankly an affront to democracy.
I suggest that if they wish to pursue this proposal they might as well put a barbed wire fence around Hendon Town Hall and stick up a sign saying residents KEEP OUT.