States decisions on 25th September 2018

25th September 2018

‚ÄčThe States have agreed that members of the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel should be allowed to sit on the Planning Committee.

Previously, members of the States who wanted to scrutinise environmental matters were not able to become a member of the Planning Committee because there was felt to be a conflict of interest. However, the States agreed today (Tuesday 25th September 2018) to adopt a proposition of Deputy Russell Labey that members should be allowed to sit on both bodies as they were independent of one another and members would be expected to declare any conflict of interest that arose. The proposition was adopted by 41 votes to 1.

The States had also been due to debate the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of Jersey and the Government of the United Kingdom and Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the Elimination of Double Taxation, but deferred this until the sitting on 9th October 2018 for further scrutiny. 

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