States' Assembly & Constitution Committee - P.2019/72
The States are asked to decide whether, after consideration of the policy letter entitled "Dates of States' Meetings - 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021" dated 12th August 2019, they are of the opinion:-
1. To agree:
(a) that the dates on which States' Meetings shall be convened in the period from the 1st September, 2020 to the 31st August, 2021 shall be as follows, and to update Schedule 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees accordingly:
|3rd November||Budget Meeting & Policy Letter of the Committee for Employment & Social Security on uprating of non-contributory benefits|
|15th December||P&R Plan Meeting|
|15th June||P&R Plan (Phase 2) & Accounts|
(b) in respect of the period beginning on the 1st July 2020 until 31st August 2021, that statements under the provisions of Rules 10(4) and (5) shall be made by the Presidents and, in the case of the States of Alderney, the nominated Alderney Representative according to the following rota, and to update Schedule 1a of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees accordingly:
|States' Meeting 2020||Committee/s/States of Alderney to make Statement|
|States' Meeting 2021|
2. To agree that the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture will determine and publish the calendar for the period from September 2021 to July 2024 for all States Schools (including voluntary schools) by the end of January 2020.
3. To agree that Rule 1.(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees should be amended with immediate effect to read as follows:
1. (1) The States' Assembly & Constitution Committee shall submit, in the six months prior to a General Election, a policy letter setting out the dates on which it proposes that States' Meetings should be convened during the States' term immediately following that General Election,having first taken into account the dates of school terms and any other information which it considers relevant. The policy letter referred to above shall also include proposals setting out the Committee or Committees whose President or Presidents will be obliged to make statements, and for the States of Alderney statement to be made by one of the Alderney Representatives, under the provisions of Rules 10(4) and (5) at each ordinary Meeting during the said period.
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications.