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Ministerial Government

Find out the role that each States Member will play as Jersey enters a new system of government.

CHIEF MINISTER’S DEPARTMENT

Chief Minister

Senator Frank Walker

Assistant Ministers

Connétable Ken Vibert
Deputy John Le Fondré

This new department will provide support and advice to the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, and co-ordinate policies and strategies across the States. Essentially, it replaces the Policy and Resources Department and it will have responsibility for a range of services, including international relations, constitutional issues (including relations with the UK government), States staffing and IT, statistics, and the Law Draftsman's Office.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Minister

Senator Philip Francis Cyril Ozouf

Assistant Ministers

Connétable Geoffrey William Fisher
Deputy Alan John Henry Maclean

The Economic Development Department will continue to have responsibility for all areas of economic policy and development in Jersey, including agriculture, fisheries, tourism and finance. It will continue to have an overview of policies that may affect the harbours and the airport, air and sea links, and postal and telecommunications services. It will also continue to oversee consumer and regulatory services.

EDUCATION, SPORT and CULTURE

Minister

Senator Michael Vibert

Assistant Ministers

Deputy John Benjamin Fox
Deputy Carolyn Labey

The Education, Sport, and Culture Department will continue with its current responsibilities, looking after education, sport, culture and recreation in Jersey.

HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister

Senator Ben Edward Shenton

Assistant Ministers

Senator James Leslie Perchard

The Health and Social Services Department will continue to carry out the current Department's important responsibilities for health and social services.

HOME AFFAIRS

Minister

Senator Wendy Kinnard

Assistant Ministers

Deputy Andrew David Lewis

The States of Jersey Police, the Fire and Rescue Service, the Prison Service, and Customs and Immigration will all continue to come under the responsibility of the Home Affairs Department. This department will also have responsibility for criminal justice policy, and the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

HOUSING

Minister

Senator Terence John Le Main

Assistant Ministers

Deputy Jacqueline Ann Hilton

The Housing Department will keep its current responsibilities, including social housing, estates management, and housing benefits.

PLANNING and ENVIRONMENT

Minister

Senator Frederick Ellyer Cohen

Assistant Ministers

Deputy Anne Enid Pryke

The Planning and Environment Department will have responsibility for all planning and building control matters. It will also be responsible for Jersey's environment in its widest sense, including environmental policy and regulation, and water resources and waste management regulation.

SOCIAL SECURITY

Minister

Senator Paul Francis Routier

Assistant Ministers

Deputy Peter Nicholas Troy

Employment and Social Security will be renamed the Social Security Department. It will continue to administer contributions and benefits, and will retain responsibility for the Health and Safety Inspectorate, and for a number of employment services including the Work Zone.

TRANSPORT and TECHNICAL SERVICES

Minister

Deputy Guy William John de Faye

Assistant Ministers

Deputy Jacqueline Jeannette Huet

This department will take over the responsibilities of the existing Public Services Department. These include waste management, street and beach cleaning, parks and gardens, main roads maintenance and management, footpath and land management, and waste management operations (including sewage disposal, drainage etc.).

The Transport and Technical Services Department will also have responsibility for on-Island transport policy. It is proposed that Driver and Vehicle Standards, which is currently in Home Affairs, should be transferred to Transport and Technical Services.

TREASURY and RESOURCES

Minister

Senator Terence Augustine Le Sueur

Assistant Ministers

Deputy John Alexandre Nicholas Le Fondré
Deputy Ian Joseph Gorst

The Treasury and Resources Department will replace the Finance and Economics Committee, carrying out all its work on States budgets and financial policies. It will also be responsible for States property matters, States manpower levels and States employees' pay.

SCRUTINY PANELS

The role of the Scrutiny is predominantly to carry out reviews of areas of public concern or areas where scrutiny could have significant influence. Another important purpose of scrutiny is to hold Ministers accountable for decision made within each Ministry. 

EDUCATION & HOME AFFAIRS

Chairman

Deidre Mezbourian

Vice-Chairman

Juliette Gallichan

Members

Graeme Butcher
Shona Pitman

CORPORATE SERVICES PANEL

Chairman

Patrick Ryan

Vice-Chairman

Collin Egre

Members

John Gallichan
Daniel Murphy
Roy Le Herissier

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS PANEL

Chairman

Geoffrey Southern

Vice-Chairman

Alan Breckon

Members

Michael Jackson
Judith Martin
Kevin Lewis

CHAIRMEN'S COMMITTEE PANEL

President

Sarah Ferguson

Vice President

Roy Le Hérissier

Members

Robert Duhamel
Alan Breckon
Geoffrey Southern
James Reed
Patrick Ryan
Deidre Mezbourian

ENVIRONMENTAL PANEL

Chairman

Robert Duhamel

Vice-Chairman

Ken Le Brun

Members

Simon Crowcroft
Paul Le Claire
Celia Scott Warren

HEALTH, SOCIAL SECURITY & HOUSING PANEL

Chairman

Alan Breckon

Vice-Chairman

Judy Martin

Members

Roy Le Hérissier
Sean Power

Services that lie outside the structure of the ministerial departments:

  • Bailiff’s Chambers
  • Judicial Greffe
  • Law Officers' Department
  • Official Analyst's Laboratory
  • Probation and After Care Service
  • States Greffe
  • Viscount's Department 

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