The number of in camera debates held by States of Jersey (FOI)
The number of in camera debates held by States of Jersey (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 December 2015.
How many “in camera” debates the States have held each year since 2000, numbers broken down by year?
The article of legislation which permits “in camera” debates.
The number of in camera debates held by the States of Jersey since 2000 are listed in the table below.
|Year||Number of in camera debates|
In 2003, the in camera debate on Fief de la Fosse: proposed agreements with Les Pas Holdings Limited was held over a number of days and has been counted as one in camera debate.
In 2005, there were two propositions adopted to hold in camera debates on two separate amendments to the debate on the Island Plan. These have been counted as two separate in camera debates.
Since November 2005, the articles of legislation which permit in camera debates are articles 81 and 82 of the standing orders of the States of Jersey (States of Jersey Law 2005).
Prior to this, the applicable article of legislation was article 46 of the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey (States of Jersey Law 1966).
A full copy of the legislation can be found on the Jersey Law website below.
In addition, there are various other laws which stipulate that certain debates by the States Assembly should be held in camera.
- Department of the Judiciary and the Legislature (Jersey) Law (Article 4)
- Gambling Commission (Jersey) Law (Articles 2 and 5)
- Financial Services Commission (Jersey) Law (Articles 3 and 4)
- Food Safety (Jersey) Law (Article 2)
- Comptroller and Auditor General (Jersey) Law (Articles 3 and 7)
- Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law (Article 4)
- States of Jersey Law (Article 41)
- States of Jersey Police Force Law (Article 9)
- Public Finances (Jersey) Law (Article 29)
A full copy of the legislation can be found on the website below.