Council, 12 December 2002.

A special committee will generally be established to undertake a task or group of tasks for which it is appropriate to appoint a significant number of elected members in order to gain a wide representation of views. This will normally arise where no policy framework exists to guide the task(s). This circumstance should be distinguished from one where a policy framework does exist and the matter is delegated to a smaller number of elected members, as would be typical of a subcommittee.