Liverpool City Council, like others, has a number of Select or Scrutiny committees that are meant to scrutinise,look into, examine, challenge what the Council is doing.
The Chairs of each get a pretty impressive extra payment and if you add up the number of councillors attending you can see quite a bit of elected member time goes into them.
I will leave you do decide, gentle reader, if this one was planned as a worthwhile scrutiny event.
(Of course its just one of a number at which there are few items that look like discussions and
debates rather than just getting information - which presumably an intelligent person can get through reading)