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Attendance record of States Members 2019 (FOI)

Attendance record of States Members 2019 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States Greffe and published on 17 May 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Attendance records of all States Members, so far this year, 2019.


The States Greffe records the attendance of elected States members at the roll call which is taken at the start of each day on which the States Assembly meets. If an elected member is absent, the reason for absence is recorded as follows:

  • malade (ill)

  • absent de l’Ile (absent on States business)

  • défaut excusé (excused attendance)

  • en défaut (absent without reasonable excuse)

However, if a member was absent during roll call, that does not mean that the member concerned was subsequently absent for the entirety of that day’s meeting: they could have arrived later and taken part in proceedings. Similarly, even if a member were present at the roll call, that would not mean that the member was present in the Chamber for the whole day and the entirety of the business conducted on that day.

The States Greffe does not hold records to show whether States members were in the Chamber during the whole of a meeting day. However, records are held in respect of attendance during the roll call and, for 2019 to date, this information is presented below. As of 17 May 2019, the Assembly had met on 13 separate days with 13 roll calls therefore taken. The table shows the number of occasions on which an elected member was absent for a roll call.

The States Greffe does not hold attendance records for the non-elected members of the States as they are not included in the roll call.

Record of attendance up to 13 May 2019

Please note:

This response has been issued on behalf of the States Greffe, which 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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