P14/2014 Draft Passports Law

Scrutiny review - Children, Education & Home Affairs Panel

Launch date: 19/03/2014

Review status: Comments published

What is the review about?

The review will examine the proposed reasoning behind the need to move from Common Law currently used, to legislation.

Terms of reference

​1. That points of principle and detail within P14/2014, Draft Passports (False statements and Forgery) (Jersey) Law 201- meet the requirements of the Island by:

i. Comparing the draft legislation with the current common law.
ii. Establishing if there are any areas that are not suitably covered by the draft law.
iii. That the draft law contains recognised checks, balances and safeguards suitable to the needs of the public, including carers of those unable to complete the required documentation.
iv. That engagement in public consultation has taken place, with consideration being given to integrate results into the draft law.

2. Ensure that clear and authoritative explanations of the purpose and meaning of the draft law provisions are placed on the public record. This will be achieved by balanced, informed, evidence-based challenge to any policy underpinning the draft legislation with specific scrutiny of the text itself.
3. The Panel will present its findings to the States of Jersey.



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