24 June 2013
Members of the UK’s Justice Select Committee are visiting Jersey today (24 June 2013) as part of the Committee’s inquiry ‘Crown Dependencies: developments since 2010’. The delegation, which will also visit the Isle of Man and Guernsey, will comprise of: Sir Alan Beith MP (chairman); Elfyn Llywd MP; Nick de Bois MP.
The scope of the inquiry is to examine the extent to which the recommendations of the Committee’s 2010 report on the Crown Dependencies (see notes) have been implemented by the Ministry of Justice. The Committee will publish a report on the findings of its inquiry later this year.
Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, submitted written evidence to the current inquiry on behalf of the Island in May this year. The submission commented on the following topics:
- insular legislation and Royal Assent
- extension of treaties
- bilateral investment and trade agreements
- international representation.
Senator Gorst said “We welcome this visit from the members of the Justice Select Committee. We are fully supportive of the work they are undertaking and hope to build on the recommendations they made in their 2010 report.
"We enjoy a good working relationship with the Ministry of Justice, both at official and ministerial level. Together with our fellow Crown Dependencies, we have submitted our views to the Committee and we look forward to seeing these comments incorporated in the final report.”