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Propositions lodged by Deputy Higgins (FOI)

Propositions lodged by Deputy Higgins (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States Greffe and published on 19 October 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Since entering the States on 8th December 2008 I would like to know how many propositions Deputy Mike Higgins has tabled and actually won or lost?

I would also like to know how many times Deputy Mike Higgins has raised a question in the States that has turned out to be in relation to Police Operational Matters so could not be properly answered, in order to protect an ongoing court case or investigation?


According to research we have undertaken, Deputy M. Higgins has lodged 15 propositions in his own name since he was elected in 2008. Two propositions were adopted and one proposition was partially adopted by the States Assembly. Six propositions were rejected by the States Assembly. In addition Six propositions were withdrawn before debate. The propositions are listed in the table below. Further information can be obtained by conducting a search for individual propositions at the link below:

States Assembly: Propositions

Lodged Propositions

​Year ​Proposition​Status

​ P.104/2009 Committee of Inquiry: confidential files held by States of Jersey Police on States Members and others

P.197/2009 Committee of Inquiry: confidential files held by States of Jersey Police on States Members and others





​P.71/2010 Civil Servants earning over £60,000 per annum – publication of salary bands

P.89/2010 Foreign taxes and freight costs in prices of goods sold in Jersey





​P.166/2011 Ex gratia payment: Mr. D. Turner


​P.37/2012 Ex gratia payment: Mr. D. Turner

P.46/2012 Ex gratia payment: Mr. D. Turner

P.48/2012 Statement made ‘in camera’ on 2nd December 2008: release of transcript

P.80/2012 Historic Abuse Redress Scheme: approval by the States Assembly

P.119/2012 Connétables and other parish officials: explanatory document and new legislation








​2014 ​P.123/2014 Freedom for Life Ministries: grant from Criminal Offences Confiscation Fund​Adopted
​2015​P.155/2015 Transcripts of ‘in camera’ debates: release to the Jersey Independent Care Inquiry ​Adopted

​P.55/2016 States of Jersey Law 2005: proposal to amend bankruptcy provisions

P.137/2016 Vote of No Confidence: States Employment Board

P.138/2016 States of Jersey Law 2005: proposed amendment – States Members’ qualifications for election:
Part (a)

Part (b)








Lodged Amendments

According to our research, in addition to the above propositions, Deputy Higgins also lodged four amendments to propositions lodged by other States members or bodies of which one was adopted, one was rejected, one was withdrawn and one was not debated as the main proposition was deferred and then fell away due to falling outside the six month time limit.


We are unable to answer the second part of the question as we do not hold information as to whether a question has or has not been answered properly due to this being a subjective judgement.

A search of questions asked by Deputy Higgins can be made in the questions area of the States Assembly website at the following link:

States Assembly questions

The search criteria can be further defined by adding additional search terms in the search box at the top of the screen or by choosing options on the right hand side of the screen to specify a particular question type, a date range or who the question was answered by. To view either the response to a written question or the transcript of the answer to an oral question, click on the hyperlink of the question text. 

In addition, Deputy Higgins may have asked additional questions during questions without notice. A transcript of the questions and answers can be searched for on the Hansard area of the States Assembly website at the following link:

States Assembly: Minutes

This response has been issued on behalf of the States Greffe. The States Greffe is responsible for the information held by (and on behalf of) both itself and the States Assembly.  Neither the States Assembly nor the States Greffe form part of the Government of Jersey and the Government was not involved either in the examination and retrieval of any information required for this response, nor in the drafting of the response itself.​​

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