Monday 27 February 2023
Following his appointment to the role of Vice-President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, Deputy Sam Haskins has submitted to the Bailiff his resignation from the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure.
Deputy Haskins said:
"I have recently taken on the responsibility as Vice-President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture. This is the Committee with the second largest budget of all the States Committees. The three areas of education, sport and culture are all very wide-reaching, and hugely important to Guernsey and our future. The new role brings extra responsibilities, such as chairing Interim Governing Boards which is an extensive time commitment.
I have spent over two years as Vice-President of the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure. I have always given the Committee and my colleagues on E&I my fullest attention and have been keenly interested in trying to further the work of the Committee. I have offered well-researched, thoughtful and thorough observations and when necessary, offered robust challenge. It is therefore with regret that I have taken the decision to resign from E&I in order to give ESC my full attention.
ESC has been given the direction by the States to develop a new and positive change in the structure of education, a challenging mandate and the outcome of which is fundamental to our island's future success. The future of our children and educational stability is of paramount importance to me and I am looking forward to focusing my efforts to make a positive difference.
I would like to thank the President and the members of the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure, and hope that my replacement will offer the same level of respectful, internal scrutiny."
Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez, President of the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure thanked Deputy Haskins for his contribution to the Committee, and said:
"Deputy Sam Haskins has been a diligent and thoughtful Vice-President and has brought to the Committee not just his knowledge and experience of a range of relevant subjects, especially in marine matters, but also a keen eye for detail and his sharp analytical skills. I'd like to thank him for his contribution to the Committee generally and in particular for his involvement in the Electricity Strategy Steering Group, which has helped to shape this very important work that will establish and help deliver the best balance for the island between energy security, affordability and environmental impact.
Sam has made a positive contribution to the range of perspectives on the Committee and therefore the strength of the decision-making. We all wish him well in his new role as Vice-President of the Committee forEducation, Sport & Culture."