States Meeting Summary 14 September

14th September 2021

​Urgent proposition

To begin this week's States Meeting, Deputy John Young brought forward an urgent proposition asking States Members to agree that members who do not wish to attend the meeting in the States Chamber may continue to take part remotely, via Microsoft Teams.

The States Assembly voted to APPROVE the proposition. See how States Members voted here.


Constable Andy Jehan was appointed as a member of the Public Accounts Committee and Deputy Jeremy Maçon as a member of the Planning Committee.

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 6 of the Order Paper

Listen to Ministers' answers to questions by watching back the recording here.

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 Children and Education, Deputy Scott Wickenden
  • The Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin
  • The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré

Catch up on questions without notice by listening to the recording which will be uploaded here within the next few days. 

Personal statement

Deputy Jeremy Maçon made a personal statement to the States Assembly, a copy of which can be read here.

Public business

Vote of Censure

Senator Sam Mézec proposed a Vote of Censure. A Vote of Censure is a proposition which asks the States Assembly to censure any person or body regarding a particular issue. If the Assembly votes 'for', it is an expression of strong disapproval in this person or body. However, no action is procedurally required from the censured person or body.

Senator Mézec asked the States Assembly to censure the Council of Ministers for their failure to implement the decision made by the States Assembly to adopt 'Residential Properties in the Waterfront Development', as amended. This is the first Vote of Censure for this term of Government.

The States Assembly will resume the Vote of Censure debate tomorrow, Wednesday 15 September, at 9:30am.

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