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Tribunal of Inquiry

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Scrutiny Management Committee - P.2019/86

pdf icon Amendment 1 - Deputy Yerby & Deputy Ferbrache [232kb]

The States are asked to decide:-

Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter entitled 'Tribunal of Inquiry', dated 27 August 2019, they are of the opinion:

1. To resolve it is expedient that a Tribunal of Inquiry be established in accordance with the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) (Guernsey) Law, 1949, as amended, to inquire into a matter of urgent public importance, namely the establishment of the facts and circumstances surrounding the appointment of the role of Head of Curriculum and Standards and any other associated relevant matters as the Tribunal shall determine, and to forward its resultant report to the Presiding Officer of the States of Deliberation for publication as an appendix to a Billet d'État.

2. To delegate authority to the Policy & Resources Committee to approve expenditure as required up to £250,000 to establish a Tribunal of Inquiry in accordance with the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) (Guernsey) Law, 1949, as amended.

3. That the Terms of Reference for the Tribunal shall be:

     a) to inquire into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the appointment of the Head of Curriculum and Standards;

     b) to examine whether the appointment made conformed to the current policies & procedures of the relevant Committees of the States of Guernsey;

     c) to examine whether good governance standards were maintained during the appointment process;

     d) to make such recommendations as may be considered appropriate; and

     e) to deliver a report on its findings to the Presiding Officer of the States of Deliberation as soon as practicable.

The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.

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