States Meeting Summary 1 November
1st November 2022
To begin this week's States Meeting, five members of the States Assembly were appointed to the Bailiff's Consultative Panel. The five members nominated, Deputy Raluca Kovacs, Deputy Malcolm Ferey, Deputy Carolyn Labey, Deputy Lyndon Farnham and Connétable Simon Crowcroft, were appointed to the Panel.
Questions with notice
Ministers answered States Members' questions with notice for up to two hours and 20 minutes. Skip to page seven of the Order Paper to find out what questions were asked and watch from 11 minutes into this morning's States Meeting to hear Ministers' answers.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Tom Binet, made a statement about the Our Hospital Review Report. Watch from two hours and 11 minutes into this morning's States Meeting to hear the statement.
Questions without notice
States Members asked the Minister for International Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey; the Minister for Social Security, Deputy Elaine Millar; and the Chief Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore; questions without notice for 15 minutes each. Skip to two hours and 51 minutes into this morning's States Meeting to watch questions without notice.
Increase of Income Support components
The Minister for Social Security proposed Regulations to increase Income Support components. Whilst the original proposition requested an overall 9.2% increase across most Income Support components from January 2023, following the publication of the September Retail Prices Index (RPI), the Minister proposed the Regulations as amended, requesting an overall 10.4% increase across most Income Support components from January 2023.
Deputy Geoff Southern proposed an amendment to the proposed Regulations, requesting a 14.9% increase in the adult, single parent, first child, further child and household components based on the increase in Retail Prices Index (RPI) since 2014.
The States Assembly voted to REJECT Deputy Southern's amendment but unanimously voted to APPROVE the proposed Regulations, as amended by the Minister for Social Security.
Health and Safety at Work Appeal Tribunal appointments
The Minister for Social Security asked the States Assembly to agree that Advocate Cyril Whelan and Advocate Niall MacDonald should be appointed as Chair and Deputy Chair of the Health and Safety at Work Tribunal. The States Assembly voted to APPROVE the proposition on a standing vote.
After public business, the States Assembly agreed that the final States Meeting of 2022, to debate the Government Plan 2023-26, should begin at 1:30pm on Monday 12 December rather than the usual Tuesday morning start.
Watch the recording of this morning's States Meeting and this afternoon's meeting. The next meeting of the States Assembly will take place on Tuesday 22 November, at 9:30am.
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