States Meeting Summary - Tuesday 07 November
7th November 2023
States Meeting Summary 07 November
Questions with notice
This week's States Meeting began States Members' questions with notice.
Skip to page 10 of the Order Paper to find out which questions were asked and watch from 13 minutes into this morning's recording to hear questions with notice in full.
The Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, then made a Statement about Storm Ciarán. This was followed by questions from the Assembly.
Watch from 1 hour 48 minutes into this morning's recording to watch the statement and the ensuing questions.
Questions without notice
States Members then asked the Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Tom Binet; the Minister for International Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey; and the Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, questions without notice for 15 minutes each.
Skip to 2 hours 18 minutes into this morning's recording to watch the questions without notice.
Draft Public Health and Safety (Rented Dwellings) (Licensing) (Jersey) Regulations 202
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf proposed to defer is proposition of new Public Health and Safety (Rented Dwellings) Regulations which would require rented dwellings to be licensed. The Assembly approved the principles of the Regulations in July.
The States Assembly has voted to APPROVE this deferral. As such, the debate will take place during the next States Meeting beginning on 28th November.
Skip to the beginning of this afternoon's recording to watch the vote.
Draft Sea Fisheries (Vessel Monitoring Systems) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 202
Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf proposed regulations requiring certain fishing boats to have on board functioning vessel monitoring systems allowing the vessel to be tracked for enforcement and management purposes.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Renouf's proposition in a standing vote.
Skip to 5 minutes into this afternoon's recording to watch the debate in full.
Increase in revenue expenditure for agriculture and fisheries
Deputy Steve Luce proposed that the necessary steps should be taken to increase States' revenue expenditure on agriculture and fisheries to a total of 1% of all revenue expenditure, including lodging an amendment to the Government Plan 2024-2027.
This proposition was proposed as amended by two amendments, the Deputy's own amendment as well as an amendment from the Council of Ministers.
Deputy Luce's amendment clarifies that monies will be allocated via the Rural and Marine Support Schemes. The Council of Ministers' amendment specifies that the expenditure increases should be in line with RPI for the remaining years of the Government Plan, and that the Council of Ministers should bring the proposals to provide for the recapitalisation of the Agriculture Loans Fund.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Luce's proposition, with 43 votes for, 0 votes against, and 1 abstention.
Skip to 25 minutes into this afternoon's recording to watch the debate in full.
Draft Income Support (Amendment No. 23) (Jersey) Regulations
The Minister for Social Security, Deputy Elaine Millar, proposed to increase the majority of Income Support components by 8.6% from January 2024.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Millar's proposition unanimously, with 43 votes for.
The States Meeting then adjourned and will recommence at 09:30am on Tuesday 28 November.
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