Privileges and Procedures Committee

The Privileges and Procedures Committee is responsible for the procedures of the States Assembly, for members' facilities and the code of conduct for members.

​The Terms of Reference for the Committee are as follows:

  • ​to keep under review the composition, the practices and the procedures of the States as Jersey's legislature and bring forward for approval by the States amendments to the Law and standing orders as considered appropriate;
  • to keep under review the rules for enfranchisement and for the conduct of elections and to bring forward for approval by the States amendments to the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002176 as considered appropriate;
  • to be responsible, in accordance with Article 24B of the Public Finances Law, for the preparation of the estimates of income and expenditure for the States and their services, and to ensure that the budget of the States is utilised in the most effective and cost-effective manner possible; 
  • to be responsible for the provision of accommodation, services and facilities for members of the States and to bring forward for approval, as appropriate, recommendations for improvements and changes to these facilities; 
  • to liaise as necessary with any person or body directed by the States to review the remuneration and expenses of elected members on all matters relating to such remuneration and expenses, and to bring forward for approval, as necessary, proposals relating to the terms of reference of any such person or body or to the arrangements relating to the remuneration of elected members;
  • to take the necessary steps for the enforcement of the code of conduct for members of the States and in this context to promote high standards amongst members of the States and to champion and defend the privileges of members of the States;
  • to be responsible for the provision of information to the public about the work of the States and the work of the Council of Ministers, the scrutiny panels, and the PAC, and to keep these public information services under review;
  • to keep under review the procedures and enactments relating to public access to official information and the procedures relating to access to information for elected members;
  • to produce, in consultation with the Bailiff, the Scrutiny Liaison Committee and the Greffier, an annual report on the work of the States and of committees and panels established by standing orders and present the report to the States.



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