searching study or inquiry; judicial investigation into the constitutionality of a statutory classification of persons under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
the level of review a court uses when determining the validity of a law
Scrutiny is undertaken by councillors to act as a check and balance on the Executive holding it to account for its decisions. Council Scrutiny Committees review and develop policy to ensure that they have the most beneficial impact on the citizens. Scrutiny is one of the most important ways in which a councillor can influence Council policy and champion their constituents.