Independent Jersey Care Inquiry contract (FOI)
Independent Jersey Care Inquiry contract (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 July 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
What was the process, or lack of, which allowed the States; vote of £6Million for the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry Panel to overrun circa threefold without further debate by the Assembly.
Who was responsible for drawing up the contract between the States and the Jersey Care Inquiry Panel?
Which politician signed off, on behalf of the States, a contract without apparently a financial Limit of £6Million?
The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry was a Committee of Inquiry set up under standing orders and was responsible to the whole Assembly, not to an individual Minister or other States Member. Accordingly the Greffier signed off the contract on behalf of the States as a whole. Responses to the individual questions are set out below.
The reasons for the requirement for additional funding were set out in P.20/2015. Please see further information supplied in response to a previous request in the link below.
The letter of contract was issued by the Greffier of the States. Please see further information supplied in response to a previous request in the link below.
The States Assembly approved the funding for the contract. The letter of contract was issued by the Greffier of the States. Please see further information supplied in response to a previous request in the link below:
Care enquiry legal costs (FOI)
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