Inside the States
Find out the role that each States Member will play as Jersey enters a new system of government.
CHIEF MINISTER’S DEPARTMENT
Senator Frank Walker
Connétable Ken Vibert
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.
Senator Philip Francis Cyril Ozouf
Connétable Geoffrey William Fisher
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
Senator Michael Vibert
Deputy John Benjamin Fox
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
Senator Ben Edward Shenton
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.
Senator Wendy Kinnard
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.
Senator Terence John Le Main
Deputy Jacqueline Ann Hilton
The Housing Department will keep its current responsibilities, including social housing, estates management, and housing benefits.
PLANNING and ENVIRONMENT
Senator Frederick Ellyer Cohen
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.
Senator Paul Francis Routier
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
Deputy Guy William John de Faye
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
Senator Terence Augustine Le Sueur
Deputy John Alexandre Nicholas Le Fondré
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.
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
CORPORATE SERVICES PANEL
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS PANEL
CHAIRMEN'S COMMITTEE PANEL
Roy Le Hérissier
Ken Le Brun
HEALTH, SOCIAL SECURITY & HOUSING PANEL
Roy Le Hérissier
Services that lie outside the structure of the ministerial departments:
last updated: 01/02/2008 at 09:10