States Assembly decisions on 1st May 2019

2nd May 2019

​On 1 May 2019, the States Assembly adopted the Access to Justice Law.  The Law will change the way legal aid works in Jersey.  The legal aid system exists to ensure that people in the Island have access to legal representation and legal services.  The Law, which was proposed by the Chief Minister, was approved in Third Reading by 42 votes to 2.

The Assembly also adopted a proposition from Deputy Jeremy Macon that the Council of Ministers should consult States members to ensure appropriate oversight of the recommendations of the Investment Appraisal Board.  The Board makes recommendations about the allocation of public funds to departments.  The Deputy's proposals were adopted by 45 votes to 2.

States members also agreed to lend Beaulieu School a sum of up to £7.3 million to allow the school to improve its facilities.  Furthermore, the Assembly re-appointed Mr Graeme Marett and Mrs Diana Taylor-Cox as members of the Jersey Police Complaints Authority.

Read the decisions of the States Assembly on 1 May 2019.

See how States members voted on 1 May 2019.

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