Tuesday 11 February 2020
Deputy Matt Fallaize, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said:
"We submitted all documents to the Scrutiny Management Committee a couple of months ago. They contained some redactions, mostly of personal data, because at that time that is what was required by the law. In January a new Regulation was made and we recently received legal advice that it is now lawful to provide the SMC with all material relevant to the review in un-redacted form. This is good news because we have been wanting to submit everything to them for a long time.
"The terms of the new Regulation mean it would be lawful to submit in un-redacted form only if the SMC has provided an undertaking that it will not then publish the material. We have asked the SMC for that undertaking. As soon as they provide it we will willingly re-submit all the material we have already submitted but free of any redactions which do not allow the reviewer to carry out the task set."