Students to debate immigration at Jersey Youth Assembly

18th March 2019

​Students will debate whether the Island should introduce a new immigration policy at the 22nd Jersey Youth Assembly tomorrow (Tuesday 19th March 2019).

Year 12 and 13 students from Beaulieu, De La Salle, Hautlieu, Jersey College for Girls and Victoria College will ask Ministers questions and debate topics ranging from immigration to diversity in the States Chamber when they meet for the 22nd Annual Youth Assembly.

The event mirrors a States meeting as closely as possible to provide students with first-hand experience of Jersey's parliament. Deputy Greffier of the States, Lisa Hart, said: "The aim of the Jersey Youth Assembly is to promote a clear understanding of how Jersey's political system works. Students will take their places in the seats normally occupied by the 49 elected members of the States and will be able to express their views and contribute to formal political debate in the Island.

"As well as developing valuable skills, the Youth Assembly aims to inspire young people to take a more active role in the democratic process in future and to realise that they can make a difference in our community."

Ministers have already answered written questions submitted by the students in advance of the event and their answers have been published on the Order Paper which sets out the items to be discussed at the meeting.

Follow the Youth Assembly on Twitter #StatesAssembly and watch live at from 1.30 pm tomorrow (Tuesday 19th March 2019).

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