Committee details

MCA - Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is a vital part of the Mayoral Combined Authority’s (MCA) decision-making process. It has the responsibility to check that the MCA and LEP is delivering its objectives and that the decisions made in policies, strategies and plans have been made in the best interests of the residents and workers of the local areas.


They also hold the MCA and LEP to account and ensure that all aspects of the decision-making process are transparent, inclusive and fair. These meetings are open to the public and are webcast.


Who can refer matters to the South Yorkshire MCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee?

The following people can refer a matter (which falls within the remit and functions of the committee) to the Mayoral Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

·         Any member of the South Yorkshire MCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee (including any sub-committees)

·         Any member of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

·         Any member of a constituent or non-constituent council


Elected Members must complete and submit an Overview and Scrutiny Referral Form to


If you are a member of the public, you can submit a question to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee which would be addressed during a committee meeting.


Please email your question to


We have an archive of papers for this committee for meetings which took place before 31 March 2019, please click on the Archive link in the navigation menu.


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