Hansard 30th April 2019

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STATES OF JERSEY

 

OFFICIAL REPORT

 

TUESDAY, 30th APRIL 2019

COMMUNICATIONS BY THE PRESIDING OFFICER

1.1Tribute to Mr. Terence Sowden Q.C.

1.2Visit by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

1.3Welcome to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor

1.4Mr. Tim Oldham as new Assistant Greffier of the States

APPOINTMENT OF MINISTERS, COMMITTEES AND PANELS

2.Nomination of Deputy J.H. Perchard of St. Saviour as a member of the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel

2.1Deputy K.F. Morel of St. Lawrence (Chairman, Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel):

QUESTIONS

3.Written Questions

3.1DEPUTY J.M. MAÇON OF ST. SAVIOUR OF THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS REGARDING THE BREAKDOWN OF COSTS OF THE NORFOLK POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT: (WQ.178/2019)

3.2SENATOR S.C. FERGUSON OF H.M. ATTORNEY GENERAL REGARDING THE LEGAL PROVISIONS WHICH DEFINE THE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES OF STATES DEPARTMENTS: (WQ.179/2019)

3.3THE DEPUTY OF ST. JOHN OF THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REGARDING THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE NUMBER 7A BUS SERVICE: (WQ.181/2019)

3.4THE DEPUTY OF ST. JOHN OF THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REGARDING THE REQUIREMENT THAT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES BE INSPECTED BY DRIVER AND VEHICLE STANDARDS: (WQ.182/2019)

3.5DEPUTY J.H. PERCHARD OF ST. SAVIOUR OF THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION REGARDING THE POLICIES USED TO ASSESS REQUESTS FROM TEACHERS RETURNING FROM PARENTAL LEAVE TO REDUCE THEIR HOURS FROM FULL TIME TO PART TIME: (WQ.183/2019)

3.6SENATOR K.L. MOORE OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT REGARDING THE WATER QUALITY OF BOREHOLES USED FOR RESIDENTIAL WATER CONSUMPTION: (WQ.184/2019)

3.7DEPUTY R.J. WARD OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REGARDING THE COSTS OF THE BUS SERVICE FOR CHILDREN AND STUDENTS: (WQ.186/2019)

3.8DEPUTY R.J. WARD OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REGARDING THE CONDITION OF STATES SCHOOL BUILDINGS: (WQ.187/2019)

3.9DEPUTY R.J. WARD OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT REGARDING TESTING FOR GLYPHOSATE POISONING: (WQ.188/2019)

3.10DEPUTY G.P. SOUTHERN OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM, SPORT AND CULTURE REGARDING THE PROGRESS MADE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRODUCTIVITY PLAN: (WQ.189/2019)

3.11DEPUTY G.P. SOUTHERN OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM, SPORT AND CULTURE REGARDING MEASURES TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF INFLATION IN JERSEY: (WQ.190/2019)

3.12DEPUTY G.P. SOUTHERN OF ST. HELIER TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STATES EMPLOYMENT BOARD REGARDING MEASURES TO ADDRESS ANY SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DISRUPTION ARISING FROM THE PUBLIC SECTOR PAY DISPUTE: (WQ.191/2019)

3.13DEPUTY M. TADIER OF ST. BRELADE OF THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REGARDING INCENTIVES TO USE ELECTRIC VEHICLES: (WQ.192/2019)

3.14DEPUTY L.B.E. ASH OF ST. CLEMENT OF THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REGARDING THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RUE DE MAUPERTUIS: (WQ.193/2019)

3.15THE CONNÉTABLE OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT REGARDING TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS: (WQ.194/2019)

3.16DEPUTY M.R. HIGGINS OF ST. HELIER OF H.M. ATTORNEY GENERAL REGARDING OFFENCES COMMITTED AGAINST CHILDREN: (WQ.195/2019)

3.17DEPUTY M.R. HIGGINS OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS REGARDING PRISONERS CONVICTED OF SEXUAL OFFENCES: (WQ.196/2019)

3.18DEPUTY M.R. HIGGINS OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS REGARDING INVESTIGATIONS INTO INDIVIDUALS ACCUSED OF ABUSE BY WITNESSES DURING THE INDEPENDENT JERSEY CARE INQUIRY: (WQ.197/2019)

3.19DEPUTY M.R. HIGGINS OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR TREASURY AND RESOURCES REGARDING TAX REVENUE FROM THE RENTAL ACTIVITY OF CORPORATE LANDLORDS: (WQ.198/2019)

3.20DEPUTY M.R. HIGGINS OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PRINTING AND PHOTOCOPYING UNDERTAKEN IN THE ISLAND’S SCHOOLS: (WQ.199/2019)

3.21SENATOR K.L. MOORE OF THE MINISTER FOR TREASURY AND RESOURCES REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF DEPARTMENTAL UNDERSPENDS TO CONTINGENCY FUNDING: (WQ.200/2019)

3.22DEPUTY K.G. PAMPLIN OF ST. SAVIOUR OF THE CHIEF MINISTER REGARDING THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE FUTURE HOSPITAL PROJECT: (WQ.201/2019)

3.23DEPUTY K.G. PAMPLIN OF ST. SAVIOUR OF THE MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS REGARDING ARTICLE 20 OF THE DORMANT BANK ACCOUNTS (JERSEY) LAW 2017: (WQ.202/2019)

3.24DEPUTY K.G. PAMPLIN OF ST. SAVIOUR OF THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES REGARDING JERSEY TALKING THERAPIES: (WQ.203/2019)

3.25DEPUTY K.G. PAMPLIN OF ST. SAVIOUR OF THE MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SECURITY REGARDING THE CONSULTATION UNDERTAKEN IN RESPECT OF THE DRAFT EMPLOYMENT (AMENDMENT NO. 11) (JERSEY) LAW 201- (P.17/2019): (WQ.204/2019)

3.26DEPUTY K.G. PAMPLIN OF ST. SAVIOUR OF THE MINISTER FOR CHILDREN AND HOUSING REGARDING CHILDREN CURRENTLY IN THE CARE OR PROTECTION OF THE STATES OF JERSEY: (WQ.205/2019)

3.27DEPUTY M.R. HIGGINS OF ST. HELIER OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT REGARDING THE INSTANCES OF POLLUTANTS IN JERSEY’S RESERVOIRS AND WATERCOURSES: (WQ.175/2019)

4.Oral Questions

4.1Deputy G.J. Truscott of St. Brelade of the Minister for Infrastructure regarding the construction of the new Les Quennevais School: (OQ.110/2019)

Deputy K.C. Lewis of St. Saviour (The Minister for Infrastructure):

4.2Deputy J.M. Maçon of St. Saviour of the Chairman of the Comité des Connétables regarding the identification of potential development sites in each Parish: (OQ.95/2019)

Connétable D.W. Mezbourian of St. Lawrence (Chairman, Comité des Connétables):

4.2.1Deputy J.M. Maçon:

4.2.2Deputy R. Labey of St. Helier:

4.2.3Senator K.L. Moore:

4.2.4Deputy S.G. Luce of St. Martin:

4.2.5Deputy C.F. Labey of Grouville:

4.2.6Deputy J.M. Maçon:

4.3Senator K.L. Moore of the Minister for the Environment regarding his response to the need for housing identified in the report, ‘Jersey’s Future Housing Needs’: (OQ.94/2019)

Deputy J.H. Young of St. Brelade (The Minister for the Environment):

4.3.1Senator K.L. Moore:

4.3.2Deputy R.J. Ward:

4.3.3Senator K.L. Moore:

4.4Deputy G.P. Southern of St. Helier of the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture regarding how the productivity plan would assist low-paid sectors of the economy to deal with increases in the minimum wage: (OQ.105/2019)

Senator L.J. Farnham (The Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture):

4.4.1Deputy G.P. Southern:

4.4.2Senator K.L. Moore:

4.4.3Deputy M.R. Higgins of St. Helier:

4.4.4Deputy K.F. Morel:

4.4.5Deputy G.P. Southern:

4.5Deputy K.G. Pamplin of St. Saviour of the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the measures being taken to ensure sufficient recruitment to his Department: (OQ.112/2019)

Deputy R.J. Renouf of St. Ouen (The Minister for Health and Social Services):

4.5.1Deputy K.G. Pamplin:

4.5.2Deputy M. Tadier of St. Brelade:

4.5.3Deputy G.J. Truscott:

4.5.4Deputy R.J. Ward:

4.5.5Deputy G.P. Southern:

4.5.6Deputy K.G. Pamplin:

4.6Connétable A.S. Crowcroft of St. Helier of the Minister for the Environment regarding the recent felling of a tree in Pomona Road, St. Helier: (OQ.115/2019)

Deputy J.H. Young (The Minister for the Environment):

4.6.1The Connétable of St. Helier:

4.6.2The Connétable of St. Lawrence:

4.6.3The Connétable of St. Lawrence:

4.6.4Deputy M. Tadier:

4.6.5The Connétable of St. Helier:

4.7Deputy M.R. Higgins of H.M. Attorney General regarding the proposed protocol relating to the provision of information to the Children’s Commissioner which was subject to legal professional privilege: (OQ.117/2019)

Mr. R.J. MacRae, H.M. Attorney General:

4.7.1Deputy M.R. Higgins:

4.8Connétable K. Shenton-Stone of St. Martin of the Minister for Treasury and Resources regarding appointments to States-owned, or majority-owned, boards: (OQ.119/2019)

Deputy L.B.E. Ash of St. Clement (Assistant Minister for Treasury and Resources - rapporteur):

4.8.1The Connétable of St. Martin:

4.8.2Senator S.C. Ferguson:

4.8.3Senator S.C. Ferguson:

4.8.4Deputy D. Johnson of St. Mary:

4.8.5The Connétable of St. Martin:

4.9Deputy R.J. Ward of the Chairman of the States Employment Board regarding the Board’s assessment of the present circumstances in respect of recruitment and retention: (OQ.108/2019)

Senator J.A.N. Le Fondré (Chairman, States Employment Board):

4.9.1Deputy R.J. Ward:

4.9.2Deputy G.P. Southern:

4.9.3Deputy C.S. Alves of St. Helier:

4.9.4Deputy R.J. Ward:

4.10Deputy R.E. Huelin of St. Peter of the Minister for Infrastructure regarding the reported referral to the States of Jersey Police of comments made in relation to the hospital catering project at St. Peter’s Technical Park: (OQ.98/2019)

Deputy K.C. Lewis (The Minister for Infrastructure):

4.10.1The Deputy of St. Peter:

4.10.2The Deputy of St. Peter:

4.11Deputy K.F. Morel of the Minister for Education regarding the measures taken to address lost school days due to industrial action: (OQ.102/2019)

Senator T.A. Vallois (The Minister for Education):

4.11.1Deputy K.F. Morel:

4.11.2Deputy M. Tadier:

4.11.3Deputy M. Tadier:

4.11.4The Connétable of St. Helier:

4.11.5Deputy R.J. Ward:

4.11.6Deputy K.F. Morel:

4.12Connétable J.E. Le Maistre of Grouville of the Chief Minister regarding the number of permissions for residency granted each year to High Value Residents: (OQ.97/2019)

Connétable C.H. Taylor of St. John (Assistant Chief Minister - rapporteur):

4.12.1The Connétable of Grouville:

4.12.2Deputy K.F. Morel:

4.12.3Deputy M. Tadier:

4.12.4Deputy M. Tadier:

4.12.5The Connétable of St. Lawrence:

4.12.6The Connétable of Grouville:

4.13Senator S.C. Ferguson of the Minister for Infrastructure regarding the provision of a safe location where damaged electric vehicles could be stored temporarily: (OQ.103/2019)

Deputy K.C. Lewis (The Minister for Infrastructure):

4.13.1Senator S.C. Ferguson:

4.13.2The Deputy of St. Martin:

4.13.3Senator S.C. Ferguson:

4.14Deputy T. Pointon of St. John of the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding respite care for children with severe special needs: (OQ.99/2019)

Senator S.Y. Mézec (Assistant Minister for Health and Social Services - rapporteur):

4.14.1The Deputy of St. John:

4.14.2The Deputy of St. John:

4.15The Deputy of St. John of the Minister for Infrastructure regarding the steps taken to remove polluting traffic from the Island’s roads: (OQ.100/2019)

Deputy K.C. Lewis (The Minister for Infrastructure):

4.15.1The Deputy of St. John:

4.15.2Deputy M. Tadier:

4.15.3Deputy R.J. Ward:

4.15.4Deputy I. Gardiner of St. Helier:

4.15.5The Deputy of St. John:

4.16Deputy M.R. Higgins of the Chairman of the States Employment Board regarding the policy underpinning the payments made under compromise agreements: (OQ.118/2019)

Connétable R.A. Buchanan of St. Ouen (Vice-Chairman, States Employment Board - rapporteur):

4.16.1Deputy M.R. Higgins:

4.16.2Deputy M. Tadier:

4.16.3Deputy M. Tadier:

4.16.4Deputy M.R. Higgins:

4.17Deputy K.G. Pamplin of the Minister for Infrastructure regarding the measures taken to protect people from attempting to their own life in possible danger spots: (OQ.113/2019)

Deputy K.C. Lewis (The Minister for Infrastructure):

4.17.1Deputy K.G. Pamplin:

4.17.2Deputy K.G. Pamplin:

4.18Deputy G.P. Southern of the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture regarding the actions taken to control and reduce inflation in the Island: (OQ.106/2019)

Senator L.J. Farnham (The Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture):

4.18.1Deputy G.P. Southern:

4.18.2Deputy K.F. Morel:

4.18.3Deputy G.P. Southern:

4.19Deputy R.J. Ward of the Chief Minister regarding the partnership agreement signed with the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (N.A.S.U.W.T.): (OQ.109/2019)

Senator J.A.N. Le Fondré (The Chief Minister):

4.19.1Deputy R.J. Ward:

5.Questions to Ministers without notice - The Minister for Infrastructure

5.1Deputy G.J. Truscott:

Deputy K.C. Lewis (The Minister for Infrastructure):

5.1.1Deputy G.J. Truscott:

5.2The Connétable of Grouville:

5.3The Deputy of St. Martin:

5.4The Connétable of St. Ouen:

5.5Deputy K.F. Morel:

5.6Deputy S.M. Ahier of St. Helier:

5.7Connétable M.K. Jackson of St. Brelade:

5.8Deputy M. Tadier:

5.9Connétable J. Le Bailly of St. Mary:

5.10Senator K.L. Moore:

6.Questions to Ministers without notice - The Minister for Health and Social Services

6.1Deputy L.M.C. Doublet of St. Saviour:

The Deputy of St. Ouen (The Minister for Health and Social Services):

6.2Deputy S.M. Ahier:

6.2.1Deputy S.M. Ahier:

6.3Senator S.C. Ferguson:

6.3.1Senator S.C. Ferguson:

6.4The Connétable of St. Martin:

6.4.1The Connétable of St. Martin:

6.5Deputy M.R. Le Hegarat of St. Helier:

6.6Deputy M. Tadier:

6.7Deputy G.J. Truscott:

6.8Senator K.L. Moore:

6.9Deputy K.G. Pamplin:

PUBLIC BUSINESS

7.Draft Commissioner for Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 201- (P.18/2019)

7.1Senator S.Y. Mézec:

7.2Senator S.Y. Mézec:

7.2.1Deputy R.J. Ward:

7.2.2Deputy R. Labey:

7.2.3Deputy K.G. Pamplin:

7.2.4Senator I.J. Gorst:

LUNCHEON ADJOURNMENT PROPOSED

LUNCHEON ADJOURNMENT

7.2.5Deputy M.R. Higgins:

7.2.6Deputy M. Tadier:

7.2.7The Attorney General:

Deputy M. Tadier:

The Attorney General:

Deputy R. Labey:

7.2.8Senator J.A.N. Le Fondré:

7.2.9Senator S.Y. Mézec:

7.3Senator S.Y. Mézec:

7.3.1Connétable S.A. Le Sueur-Rennard of St. Saviour:

7.3.2Senator S.Y. Mézec:

7.4Senator S.Y. Mézec:

7.4.1Senator J.A.N. Le Fondré:

7.4.2Deputy M. Tadier:

7.4.3Senator K.L. Moore:

7.4.4Senator I.J. Gorst:

7.4.5Deputy M.R. Higgins:

7.4.6Deputy J.M. Maçon:

7.4.7Senator S.Y. Mézec:

8.Draft Public Finances (Jersey) Law (P.28/2019)

8.1Deputy S.J. Pinel (The Minister for Treasury and Resources):

8.1.1Senator K.L. Moore:

8.1.2Deputy S.M. Wickenden of St. Helier:

8.1.3Deputy K.F. Morel:

8.1.4Senator T.A. Vallois:

8.1.5Deputy J.H. Young:

8.1.6Senator S.C. Ferguson:

8.1.7Deputy R.J. Ward:

8.1.8The Connétable of St. John:

8.1.9Deputy M. Tadier:

8.1.10The Deputy of St. Mary:

8.1.11Deputy J.A. Martin:

8.1.12Deputy S.J. Pinel:

Senator K.L. Moore:

9.Draft Explosives (Amendment) (Jersey) Law (P.21/2019)

9.1Connétable L. Norman of St. Clement (The Minister for Home Affairs):

9.2The Connétable of St. Clement:

9.2.1Deputy K.C. Lewis:

9.2.2Deputy M.R. Higgins:

9.2.3The Connétable of St. Clement:

10.Draft Access to Justice (Jersey) Law (P.23/2019)

10.1Senator J.A.N. Le Fondré (The Chief Minister):

10.1.1Deputy S.M. Ahier:

10.1.2Deputy J.M. Maçon:

10.1.3Deputy K.F. Morel:

10.1.4The Deputy of St. Mary:

ADJOURNMENT


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