Commonwealth Parliamentary Association attendance (FOI)
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association attendance (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States Greffe and published on 14 May 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
In March 2019 Deputy Montfort Tadier represented Jersey at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Isle of Man branch Commonwealth Day dinner as guest speaker. It was further reported by Tynwald that he was accompanied to this event by his partner.
In this regard I would like to know the following:
What was the total cost to the Jersey Tax Payer for this event?
What was the purpose of sending Deputy Tadier as a guest speaker to the CPA when such prestigious events would normally be attended by far senior Jersey representatives such as the Lieutenant Governor?
Is it normal for unelected partners of States Members to be included in the reporting of such events?
What other events has Deputy Montfort Tadier attended as a guest speaker on behalf of Jersey over the past five years which have gone unreported locally?
There was no cost to the Jersey taxpayer; arrangements were made directly between the Isle of Man Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Deputy Tadier.
As the States Greffe was not involved in organising this event, it is does not hold any information about its purpose.
The reporting of such events is the responsibility of the host jurisdiction and / or the media; the States Greffe does not therefore hold any information to answer this question.
As the reporting of such events is the responsibility of the host jurisdiction and / or the media, the States Greffe does not hold any information to show which such events may have not have been reported in Jersey.
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.