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Council of Minister votes on Syrian Refugees (FOI)

Council of Minister votes on Syrian Refugees (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 December 2015.


Could you please confirm which way each Minister (including Assistant Ministers if represented) voted regarding the Council of Minister's decision to not welcome Syrian Refugees onto the Island. A decision revealed on 01/12/15.


We have been unable to identify any statement made on 1 December 2015 revealing a vote by the Council of Ministers not to welcome Syrian refugees to the Island.

The Chief Minister did make a statement on the subject of Syrian refugees in the States Assembly where he stated: “It is that issue that has led me to accept, and the Council of Ministers, that as much as I may have wanted to help in this particular way, that it is no longer possible to do so.”

This response to Deputy Tadier does not refer to an actual vote that was taken by individual Ministers, it reflects discussions held at the weekly minsters’ political briefing for the week ahead meeting. 

These meetings are not minuted.

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