RE: Can you call in a decision made by a joint committee?
We've just established a joint executive committee for an MAA. The constitution says that decisions can be called in by any of the member authorities' scrutiny committees according to each authorities' own call in rules.
The only restriction is that the decision being called in must be a decision delegated to the joint committee by the authority making the call in (so you couldn't call in a decision that you don't like if it wouldn't have been your own council's to make if the joint committee didn't exist)
This does add a slight complexity, in that the decision makers must account for the "worst case" scenario in terms of call in - for example, we ask that decisions are not implemented for 3 working days to allow for call in, but one of the other partners in the MAA says it must be 6 days. Basically, that means that the default implementation date will have to be 6 days after decision, even though it will be well past our own ability to call it in by then!
Hope that makes sense