States Meeting Summary - Tuesday 17 October
17th October 2023
This week's States Meeting began with a tribute from the Bailiff for former Deputy Robin Rumboll, who has passed away. He joined the States in December 1981, when he was elected as Deputy for St Helier No 2, a position he held for 15 years until he retired from politics in 1996.
Skip to 6 minutes into this morning's recording to watch this tribute.
Deputy Raluca Kovacs was then nominated as an elected member of the Public Accounts Committee by Chair of the Committee, Deputy Lyndsey Feltham.
Watch from 15 minutes into this morning's recording to watch the appointment.
Questions with notice
Ministers then answered States Members' questions with notice.
Skip to page 6 of the Order Paper to find out which questions were asked and watch from 16 minutes into this morning's recording to hear questions with notice in full.
Questions without notice
States Members then asked the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, Deputy Helen Miles, the Minister for Housing and Communities, Deputy David Warr, and the Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, questions without notice for 15 minutes each.
Skip to 2 hours into this morning's recording to watch the questions without notice.
The Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Deputy Kirsten Morel, made a statement regarding the Future Economy Programme. This was followed by questions from the Assembly for 15 minutes.
Watch from 2 hours and 43 minutes into this morning's recording to watch the statement in full.
A second statement was made by the Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf, on offshore wind power in Jersey.
Skip to 6 minutes into this afternoon's recording to watch the statement and the ensuing questions.
Reporting Headcount and vacancies
Deputy Max Andrews proposed that the States Employment Board should publish the headcount, number of vacancies and staff turnover of Government every 6 months, starting in January 2024.
The proposition was debated as amended by the Council of Minister's second amendment, which proposed that the States Employment Board produce a release schedule for public sector staffing statistics before June 2024.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Andrews' proposition, with 32 votes for, 12 votes against, and 0 abstentions.
Skip to 49 minutes into this afternoon's recording to watch the debate in full.
Audit of Government Department Vacancies
Deputy Max Andrews proposed that all government departments should audit their current job vacancies, identify those vacancies that can be removed as unnecessary and report back to the Assembly, by July 2024, on the payroll expenditure savings.
The States Assembly voted to REJECT Deputy Andrews' proposition, with 1 vote for, 44 votes against, and 0 abstentions.
Skip to 1 hour and 7 minutes into this afternoon's recording to watch the debate in full.
The States Meeting then adjourned and will recommence at 09:30am on Tuesday 07 November.
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