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What is Scrutiny.
Scrutiny provides the role of the "critical friend" to the decision makers within the Council. It assists in strategic policy development, it drives improvement in public services and it enables the voice of the public to be heard.

Scrutiny In Birmingham

There are nine overview and scrutiny committees, which are structured to cover every aspect of the City Council's work, ensuring Cabinet Members are accountable for the decisions they make and for the services being delivered across the city. The Health and Social Care Committee also oversees health issues and looks at the work of the NHS in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.

Below are the details for the nine overview and scrutiny committees. Follow the links below to find out more and how to contact the committee:

Councillor Carl Rice (Ladywood) chairs the Governance, Resources and Customer Services committee

Councillor Susan Barnett (Billesley) chairs the Health and Social Care committee

Councillor Zafar Iqbal (South Yardley) chairs the Culture, Learning and Skills committee

Councillor Majid Mahmood (Hodge Hill) chairs the Connectivity and Sustainability committee

Councillor Victoria Quinn (Sparkbrook) chairs the Birmingham Economy and Transport committee

Councillor Waseem Zaffar (Lozells and East Handsworth) chairs the Districts and Public Engagement committee

Councillor Anita Ward (Hodge Hill) chairs the Education and Vulnerable Children committee

Councillor Mariam Khan (Washwood Heath) chairs the Social Cohesion and Community Safety committee

Councillor Narinder Kooner (Handsworth Wood) chairs the Partnership, Contract Performance and Third Sector committee