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Competent authority (FOI)

Competent authority (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 12 June 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Questions regarding the "Competent Authority"


What exactly is it?


The date it was formed?


Who is the Chairperson?


Who are its members?


Why is it not listed on the States website under the Emergency Planning pages?


Please also confirm why the States of Jersey Emergency Measures Plan, published on 14 July 2014 and due for review by July 2017 has not been reviewed, hence the lack of public understand about and knowledge of the Competent Authority in the current Covid-19 pandemic emergency?


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The Competent Authority Ministers (“CA Ministers”) are established under the Emergency Powers and Planning (Jersey) Law 1990. The Law and further information are available on the emergency response pages:

Emergency planning: roles of responder groups

Currently, the CA Ministers are Chief Minister (Chair); Minister for External Relations; Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture; Minister for Infrastructure; Minster for Home Affairs; and Minister for Health and Social Services. The Treasury and Resources Minister and Minister for Education are included in invites to CA meetings and circulations given the importance of their portfolios to events around Covid-19.


A new Emergency Measures Plan has been in development, however, its completion and publication has been deferred by other work requirements, including organisational restructuring, Brexit, and Covid-19. Subject to progress in the overall Covid-19 recovery and safe exit, and incorporating learning, it remains the intention to publish the new plan later this year.

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