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Proposed new Public Inquiries Law

DepartmentStrategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Start date20/10/2021
End date01/12/2021
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments20/12/2021

About the consultation

The Chief Minister is consulting on the development of Jersey's first ever Public Inquiries Law.  A public inquiry is a major investigation that has the powers to compel testimony and other forms of evidence. The main function of a public inquiry is to find out what happened, why it  happened, who was responsible and what can be learnt, in order to prevent reoccurrence

Jersey law does not currently provide for public inquiries. To date, major investigations such as the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, have been established as Committee of Inquiries by the States Assembly.  The proposed new law, which will build on lessons learnt from review and analysis of the UK's Private Inquiries Act of 2005, will provide a more robust framework for the set up and delivery of independent public inquiries, including matters related to management of data and financial spend. 

We would welcome feedback on all matters set out in this consultation document, including your response to the four key questions set out in the body of the document.

Public Inquiries Consultation Paper

How to submit comments to the consultation

You can submit your comments:

Public Inquiries Law consultation
Government of Jersey
19-21 Broad Street
St Helier

Public Inquiries Law Consultation Privacy Notice

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