Abstracts: February 19th, 2004

The four scrutiny spotlight briefing papers cover health, children’s services, procurement and budgets and finance. They are designed around the four principles of effective scrutiny, focusing on: critical friend challenge; reflecting public concerns; owning the scrutiny process; and making an impact on public services. They are written in association with the Local Government Association.Published by the Centre for Public Scrutiny PO box 364, Hayes, Middlesex,UB3 1US. tel. 020 8867 3298. fax. 020 8867 3215. email. idea@eclogistics.co.uk.

Each paper is priced at 2.50 pounds.