RE: Joint Scrutiny Committees
Hi Emily - legally, it's a grey area. Currently, powers are still limited to the LAA and local improvement targets. As the LAA superstructure is dismantled it will become increasingly difficult to use this aspect of the 2007 Act powers.
There are still ways and means of using the 1972 Act to establish a joint committee to look at any issue, but before doing so, some delicate work with partners may be necessary to ensure that the whole process won't be a great big waste of time.