RE: Local Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny) Bill
This may be idle speculation but I have heard from a couple of sources that Chaytor's Private Members Bill was a means for CLG over coming its embarresment of not including same the provisions in its own LDED&C Act of 2009. The latter of which was a sweeping act to tie up the loose ends not included the the LGIPH Act 2008. Perhaps they may get it right in the end!
As an aside, I have just returned to from two districts where their exclusion is causing some consternation.