01 April 2014
Deputy John Le Fondré has this week represented Jersey at the 48th plenary session of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Meeting from 31 March to 1 April in Dublin, the Assembly discussed issues relating to the future of work and public sector reform.
Speaking after the session, Deputy Le Fondré said "The session over the last few days has once again been a very useful forum in which to engage with colleagues from across the British Isles, sharing knowledge and ideas on the issues that face us all.
"Crucially, the Assembly provides an opportunity to forge relationships and to promote understanding of Jersey and the contribution we make to the British and Irish communities.
"I am particularly delighted that the Assembly has indicated its agreement to representatives from the Crown Dependencies giving a presentation at the next plenary session, looking at our constitutional position and how we interact with the other jurisdictions represented."
The British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, established in 1990, brings together representatives from the UK Parliament, the House of Oireachtas, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Irish Assembly, the Welsh Assembly, the States of Guernsey and Tynwald.