States Meeting Summary 11-12 May
11th May 2021
Oral questions with notice
Non-executive States Members asked Ministers oral questions with notice for two hours and 20 minutes.
See what questions were asked by skipping to page eight of the Order Paper.
Listen to Ministers' answers to questions by skipping to seven minutes into Tuesday morning's meeting, a recording of which will be uploaded here within the next few days.
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy John Young, made a statement regarding fishing licences issued under the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). This was followed by 30 minutes of questions from States Members.
Listen back to the Minister's statement and questions to follow by skipping to two hours and 45 minutes into Tuesday morning's meeting.
The Minister for International Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey, made a statement regarding the Island Identity Project. This was followed by 30 minutes of questions from States Members.
Listen back to the Minister's statement and States Members' questions by skipping to 45 minutes into Tuesday afternoon's meeting.
Oral questions without notice
After questions with notice, non-executive States Members asked the following Ministers questions without notice for 45 minutes (15 minutes each):
The Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel
The Minister for External Relations and Financial Services, Senator Ian Gorst
The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré
Catch up on questions without notice by watching the beginning of Tuesday afternoon's meeting, a recording of which will be uploaded here shortly.
Changes to Jersey Police Force Law
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, Deputy Gregory Guida, proposed to amendments to the States of Jersey Police Force Law on behalf of the Minister for Home Affairs. The proposed legislation included:
Changing the governance powers and duties of the Minister, the Police Authority and the Chief Officer
Changing the Police Authority membership
Requiring regular inspection of the States of Jersey Police; and the Annual Policing Plan to cover four years, rather than one
Deputy Scott Wickenden proposed an amendment to the Minister's proposition, in relation to the Jersey Police Authority (JPO). Deputy Wickenden sought to ensure States Members can remain members of the JPO.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Wickenden's amendment to the proposition, meaning the first part of the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel's amendment fell away. The second part of the Panel's amendment was APPROVED by the States Assembly.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE the proposed legislation, as amended by Deputy Wickenden and the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel.
See how States Members voted here.
To watch the full debate, skip to an hour and 20 minutes into Tuesday afternoon's meeting.
Changes to election eligibility
Chair of the Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC), Deputy Carina Alves, proposed legal changes which would implement the States Assembly's September vote that those standing for election must have lived in Jersey for at least five years and hold 'entitled to work' status.
To watch the beginning of the debate, skip to two hours and 40 minutes into Tuesday afternoon's meeting.
After continuing the debate into Wednesday morning, the States Assembly voted to REJECT PPC's proposition. See how States Members voted here.
Changes to Jersey's legislation Law
Chair of PPC, Deputy Carina Alves, proposed a draft law which included ensuring that all laws on Jersey's legislation website become the 'official' version of the Island's legislation.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE PPC's proposition. See how States Members voted here.
Skip to one hour into Wednesday morning's meeting to watch the full debate, a recording of which will be uploaded here within the next few days.
Pedestrianisation of Broad Street
Constable Simon Crowcroft, proposed that Broad Street should be closed to motor traffic for the rest of 2021; work is carried out to enhance the area's appeal and vibrancy; and disabled parking availability, cycling & delivery access and bus services should be reviewed and improved.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis, proposed an amendment to Constable Crowcroft's proposition, suggesting that for the rest of 2021, Broad Street. should re-open to bus services, in addition to encouraging walking and cycling in this area. The Minister withdrew part c of his amendment.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE part a and part b of the Minister for Infrastructure's amendment.
Deputy Inna Gardiner proposed an amendment to remove the proposed review of disabled parking & bus services and instead, by 31 July, introduce extra on-street parking for disabled drivers near Broad Street and bus services to and from the pedestrian area.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Inna Gardiner's amendment. See how States Members voted here.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Constable Simon Crowcroft's proposition, as amended by the Minister for Infrastructure and Deputy Inna Gardiner. This means that Broad Street will reopen to bus services yet remain closed to all other motor traffic for the rest of 2021. See how States Members voted here.
Skip to two hours and 10 minutes into Wednesday morning's meeting to watch the beginning of the debate, which continued into Wednesday afternoon.
Appoint members of Jersey Complaints Authority
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, Deputy Gregory Guida, proposed the appointment of Mr. Mark James and Mr. Patrick Abernethy as members of the Jersey Police Complaints Authority for three years.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE the appointment. See how States Members voted here and skip to two hours and 10 minutes into Wednesday afternoon's meeting to watch the debate.
Regulation of zero-hours contracts
Deputy Geoff Southern proposed strengthening the regulation of zero-hours contracts, including banning exclusivity clauses and compensation for cancelled shifts without reasonable notice, as amended by the Minister for Social Security.
The Minister for Social Security's approved amendment includes reviewing existing legislation; determining whether new legislation for zero-hours contracts is required; debating banning exclusivity clauses; and supporting proposed actions through expert advice and a publicity campaign.
The States Assembly voted to APPROVE Deputy Geoff Southern's proposition, as amended by the Minister for Social Security.
See how States Members voted on parts a, b and d and part c. Skip to two hours and 15 minutes into Wednesday afternoon's meeting to watch the debate in full.
The States Assembly adjourned following this debate and will reconvene on 8 June.
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