Minister for External Relations

Scrutiny review - Corporate Services Panel

Launch date: 04/02/2013

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

​A review of draft Regulations which, if approved, would see the establishment of a Minister for External Relations.  The Minister would share responsibility for the undertaking of Jersey’s external relations with the Chief Minister.  Currently the Chief Minister is solely responsible but tends to delegate responsibility to an Assistant Minister.

Terms of reference

  1. To consider Draft States of Jersey (Minister for External Relations) (Jersey) Regulations 201-, with particular regard to the following:
a)       The rationale for establishing a Minister for External Relations;
b)       Other options considered by the Council of Ministers;
c)       The responsibility and authority that would be held by the Minister for External Relations;
d)      The relationship between the proposed Minister for External Relations and the Chief Minister, including the division and sharing of responsibilities, the potential for any conflict and how any potential conflicts would be resolved;
e)       Ministerial accountability for the conduct of external relations;
f)        The role and position of the Minister for External Relations in  respect of the Council of Ministers and the States;
g)       The impact that the appointment of a Minister for External Relations  would have on how Jersey’s external relations are currently administered and managed; and
h)       The resource implications of the proposals and their potential  impact on departmental structure.
2.       To report to the States Assembly on the work undertaken.




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