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Update on the Scrutiny Committee's Planned Reviews - April 2013
On 26 April 2013, the Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee wrote to the individuals and organisations which contributed to the Committee's ongoing 'Security of Guernsey's Electricity Supply' and 'Who "Regulates" the Financial Services Regulator?' reviews, to provide the following update:
To contributors of the 'Security of Guernsey's Electricity Supply' and 'Who "Regulates" the Financial Services Regulator?' reviews:
I am writing as Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee to inform you of the status of the above reviews.
As you may be aware, as a result of significant public interest, the Scrutiny Committee decided in March to hold an Urgent Business Review into the non-disclosure by the Home Department of information relating to the negotiated settlement with AFR Advocates.
The Urgent Business Review process is reserved for ad hoc, discrete matters of significant public interest in relation to which the Scrutiny Committee seeks to gather evidence as quickly as possible, and for which the Committee's planned 'normal' review process would therefore not be suitable. Because the Committee has very limited staff resources the Committee accepts that in undertaking an Urgent Business Review it must in effect put its other work on hold.
Against this background, I am mindful that as a result of undertaking the Urgent Business Review into the Home Department, there have been inevitable delays to the Committee's planned work, including its reviews into the Security of Guernsey's Electricity Supply and 'Who "Regulates" the Financial Services Regulator?'.
The Urgent Business Review into the Home Department has now concluded and the Committee is now concentrating its resources on catching up with its planned review work.
On behalf of the Scrutiny Committee, I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we have had to concentrate our efforts on the Urgent Business Review, and assure you that the Committee is dedicated to the timely conclusion of its reviews into the 'Security of Guernsey's Electricity Supply' and 'Who "Regulates" the Financial Services Regulator?'
Alderney Representative P Arditti
"Who 'regulates' the Financial Services Regulator?" Review
The Scrutiny Committee is undertaking a review of the relationship between the States of Guernsey and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The review will consider the relationship between the government and the financial services regulator and assess the effectiveness of the States of Guernsey in providing an appropriate policy framework for regulation.
The review's full Terms of Reference can be accessed at the following link: Who 'regulates' the Financial Services Regulator? - Terms of Reference [144kb]
As part of the review, the Review Panel issued the attached 'review consultation document': Who 'regulates' the Financial Services Regulator? - Consultation document [173kb] and invited contributions from individuals and organisations. The consultation period closed on Friday 1 February 2013. The panel undertaking the review is now analysing the responses.
Guernsey's 'Security of Electricity Supply' Review
The Scrutiny Committee is reviewing Guernsey's current security of electricity supply policy. The review includes evaluating how the policy is determined, implemented, monitored, reviewed and whether it is the right option for Guernsey now and in the future. The review's full Terms of Reference can be accessed on the following link: Security of Electricity Supply Terms of Reference [23kb]
As part of this review, the Review Panel issued the attached 'review consultation document': Consultation Document - Security of Electricity Supply Review [34kb] and invited contributions from individuals and organisations. The consultation period closed on Friday 7 December 2012.The panel undertaking the review is now analysing the responses.
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