States Assembly decisions on 24 September 2019

25th September 2019

​On 24 September 2019, the States Assembly agreed that both Monday 4 May 2020 and Friday 8 May 2020 would be Bank Holidays in Jersey to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey.  States members rejected an amendment from Deputy Steve Luce that, instead of Friday 8 May 2020, they should designate Monday 11 May 2020 as a Bank Holiday instead.

At the meeting, States members also agreed that Lynn Pamment would become Comptroller and Auditor General from 1 January 2020 and appointed Advocate Sarah Fitz as Chair or the Health and Safety Appeal Tribunal.  The Assembly also adopted Regulations proposed by the Minister for the Environment, Deputy John Young, to ensure that European Union food provisions relating to seafood will continue to have effect in Jersey after Brexit.

The Assembly rejected a proposition from Deputy Geoff Southern that mature students on low incomes studying Psychology with Criminology or the Childhood Studies Foundation Degree at Highlands College should not need to be actively seeking work in order to be eligible for Income Support.

Two statements were made during the meeting, both in response to the publication of a two-year review by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.  The first was made by the Minister for Children and Housing, Senator Sam Mézec and the second was made by Deputy Russell Labey, Chair of the Privileges and Procedures Committee.

Read the decisions made by the Assembly on 24 September 2019.

See how States members voted on 24 September 2019.

Read the statements made on 24 September 2019.

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