It's all about the Dean Today, he saw no wrong, heard no wrong and got it all wrong.
But he's in the Clear?
Statement by The Deputy Bailiff.
6. Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondre of St. Lawrence will ask the following question of the Chief Minister –
“Given that the Terms of Reference of the Steel Review clearly state that upon receipt the Bishop
of Winchester will supply a copy of the report to, amongst others the Dean and the Bailiff, can
the Chief Minister advise whether the report has now been circulated and what action, if any, he
proposes to address the way in which the matter has been handled?”
7. Deputy M.R. Higgins of St. Helier will ask the following question of H.M. Attorney General –
“Will the Attorney General explain whether in criminal court cases where a defence lawyer has
been appointed it is usual for defence lawyers to be present throughout all court hearings
involving questions of bail and for sentencing and, if it is not will he explain why not and
whether such proceedings would be compliant with Article 6 of the European Convention on
9. Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondre of St. Lawrence will ask the following question of the Chief Minister –
“Will the Chief Minister be involved in the impending ‘Pastoral’ visit from Lambeth Palace, and,
if so, will he be expressing his concerns over the handling by the Bishop of Winchester of
matters concerning the Dean and indeed the resulting damage to Jersey’s relationship with the
Diocese of Winchester?”
10. Deputy M.R. Higgins of St. Helier will ask the following question of the Chief Minister –
“Will the Chief Minister inform Members what reasons, if any, the Jersey Independent
Safeguarding Chair gave when deciding not to instigate a Serious Case Review, despite having
consulted with the bodies involved with the arrest and welfare of the lady known as HG and
having taken advice from those bodies and was the Chief Minister advised why HG was not
interviewed before the Chair’s decision was reached?”
(c) – Questions to Ministers without notice (30 minutes) –
2nd question period – Chief Minister
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