Government Plan 2023-2026 Review - Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel

Scrutiny review - Children, Education & Home Affairs Panel

Launch date: 01/11/2022

Review status: Review started

What is the review about?

The Government Plan seeks to bring together public income and spending against the context of the stated strategic priorities of Government. It is a rolling four-year plan but is brought back and updated each year to take account of changes in the Island's economic outlook.

The Government Plan 2023 -26 is scheduled for debate on 13th December 2022.

Key Issues:
  • What is the impact of the Government Plan proposals on departmental budgets and staffing levels?
  • Does the Government Plan align with the objectives of the Common Strategic Policy and aims of the Ministerial Plans? 
  • Are the proposed programmes and projects appropriate and deliverable within the specified timeframe?
  • Are the resources allocated to programmes and projects sufficient and the best use of public funds?
Objectives:
  • To review the Government Plan 2023-2026 Proposition, where relevant to the Panel’s remit, to determine:
    • If the programmes and projects are appropriate and whether the resources allocated to them are sufficient. 
    • If the resources allocated to programmes and projects are considered the best use of public funds.
    • If the programmes and projects are likely to have a positive impact on Islanders and Island life.
    • If the programmes and projects align with the Common Strategic Policy and the aims of the Ministerial Plans.
  • To promote transparency, alongside public engagement and understanding of the Government Plan by holding public hearings with the relevant Ministers and Accountable Officers. 
  • To provide targeted stakeholders and the public with opportunities to submit their views by way of submissions, hearings and private briefings as necessary.
  • To produce a report or a comments paper on the Panel’s findings and lodge any proposed amendments in time to be considered for the debate of the Government Plan.

Terms of reference

To review components of the Government Plan 2023-2026 Proposition which are relevant to the Children, Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel to determine the following:
  • The impact of the Government Plan proposals on departmental budgets, savings and staffing levels.
  • Whether the proposed additional revenue programmes and capital projects are appropriate and likely to have a positive impact on Islanders and Island life. 
  • How additional revenue programmes and capital projects align with the Common Strategic Policy and the aims and objectives of the Ministerial Plans.
  • If the resources allocated to projects are sufficient, ensure value for money and are best use of public funds.


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