RE: Scrutiny reports at full council?
I think that Tameside have (until very recently) had a process by which scrutiny reports go to full council, but they have switched now to a Cabinet-focused approach.
It's unusual to send things to full Council - I suppose that there are several reasons. It meets infrequently in many authorities, and in most places there might be a perception that you can only get "genuine" agreement to take formal action by taking something to Cabinet, rendering a reference to FC superfluous. I do think though that the role of full Council needs to be enhanced and pushing recommendations through that forum gives a sense of full, corporate ownership or recommendations.
I will see if I can find any other examples.