States Sitting 20 October 2020

19th October 2020

The next meeting of the States Assembly will commence on Tuesday, 20 October at 9:30am. 
The entire sitting will be broadcast live using Microsoft Teams via the following links:

A notification will be given about the resignation of Senator Sarah Ferguson as the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, after which a new Chair will be appointed. There will be two hours of oral questions, details of which can be found in the Order Paper. The Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, and the Minister for the Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel, will then answer questions without notice for 15 minutes each. The Assistant Minister for Education will also give a statement regarding the University Students Travel Survey.

Following question time, the following topics will be debated:
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​Jersey and the Slave Trade: to rename Trenton Square as Benin Square; to commission a report into establishing a permanent memorial to acknowledge Jersey’s part in the Slave Trade; and for an audit of all place names and memorials relating to former slave traders in Jersey
Find out more about the Jersey and the Slave Trade proposition from Deputy Montfort Tadier here
​To write-off ta liability for those paying their tax based on this prior year, if moved to payment on a current year year basis
Find out more about the e-petition here 

A notification when each debate begins, a summary of the proposal and the results of each debate will be shared on the States Assembly Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the sitting, which is expected to extend beyond Tuesday.

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