Following the decision of the Scrutiny Committee last night to not allow the delegation from Philip Grant, unless he undertook not to mention the Employment Tribunal case involving Cara Davani, Cllr John Warren (Con, Brondesbury Park) has issued the following statement.
Cllr Reg Colwill (Con, Kenton) was on the Scrutiny Committee last night and did not speak but appeared to go along with the decision not to hear Philip Grant's deputation.The Scrutiny Committee has yet again failed to do its job by rejecting a hearing of the Grant deputation on the Pavey H.R.report. It is another nail in its coffin.Effective scrutiny must surely be challenging, controversial and "go where others do not go."Current scrutiny is useless with an ineffective Chairman....it simply has no credibility and does not hold the Executive to account. I am proposing changes to the Constitution at the Council AGM on May 20, including the deletion of the current Scrutiny Committee.My thoughts are along the lines that we need more scrutiny panels who will concentrate on specific areas of expertise, but I am open to any suggestions before I submit my proposals.The issues resulting from the high profile ET case cannot be swept under the carpet by a lame review.It is very undemocratic to deny Philip the chance to speak on, what any reasonable person would I think agree, issues that Brent has failed to address at every stage.