18 June 2019
The Council of Ministers has published a report detailing the key achievements and the main policies developed by Ministers during their first year in office. The report, which marks one year since the formation of the Council of Ministers, also covers governance, accountability and Jersey’s international identity.
The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, said: “During the election we were faced with significant issues on the doorstep including mental health care, housing, immigration and the state of the economy. When we formed as a Council we had immediate legacy issues to address including a potential £260 million lawsuit, the hospital location, Brexit, a £30 million deficit in 2020, economic substance legislation, and UK parliamentarians calling for a public register of beneficial ownership.
“A year later, I am proud to say that I chair a Council of Ministers that has come together, from across the political spectrum, to meet the challenges we face and to address the legacy issues that have hindered long-term policy development within the Government of Jersey.”
The report describes the strategic work and detailed research that have been continuing, behind the scenes, for much of the past year, and it also highlights the appointment of the island’s first Minister for Children. Senator Le Fondré said: “This appointment signals the Government’s commitment to providing the best quality care and support for all Jersey’s children and young people.
“In both Children’s Services and across government we are working to ensure that the mistakes of the past are not repeated, and that the legacy of this government is one of positivity and inclusion.”
The report – The Council of Ministers: One Year in Office – was presented to States Members today.
Council of Ministers: one year in office