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|Deputy Gollop to the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure||1. Whilst welcoming an improvement in the reliability of Island bus services, the measures taken to recruit additional younger drivers and the recent careers fair presence, why are there still service cancellations and driver shortages every week? |
| ||2. Apart from the last final town shopping Christmas Thursday on December 22nd no public bus services leave Peter Port after 2035 hours a scenario true every weekday. When will the scheduled published later evening services around 9pm return? |
|Deputy Gollop to the Committee for Health & Social Care||1. What steps are Health and Social Care and the States Human Resources team doing to fill the very large number of outstanding carer vacancies? |
| ||2. Can Health and Social Care give an indication of when carer services of domiciliary care can return to normal? |
| ||3. I am informed that public sector carer salaries have not risen by particularly high amounts. Is the Health and Social Care committee working across the States at arguing a case for some carer pay wage and salary increases?|
| ||4. A leading care provider has suggested that for key carer workers the availability and cost of housing is almost impossible. Does Health and Social Care wish to support more specialised housing for carers? |
|Deputy Soulsby to the Policy & Resources Committee||1. In a media release dated 2 December 2022, it was stated that a warning system is in place to alert the States when the equipment room at Sir Charles Frossard House (SCFH) gets too hot. Is Agilysis responsible for maintaining, testing and responding to the warning system under its contract with the States of Guernsey?|
| ||2. It was stated in the release that the reason the equipment room in SCFH got too hot was because the air conditioning systems had failed. Is Agilysis responsible for maintaining and testing the air conditioning systems on a periodic basis under its contract with the States of Guernsey?|
| ||3. It was stated in the release that all live data held by the States of Guernsey has been safeguarded. Does that mean no data that was stored in servers at SCFH has been lost?|
| ||4. Has the Committee been assured that the air conditioning systems, notification systems and back-up generators at SCFH and Edward T Wheadon House are now working satisfactorily and in accordance with the States' contract with Agilysis?|
| ||5. Does the Committee believe that, given the seriousness of the incident, there should be an independent review into what happened, rather than an internal incident report? |
|Deputy St Pier to the Committee for Health & Social Care||1. Following the takeover by the States of the St John's Residential Home, can the Committee please advise what, if any, is the anticipated financial risk or exposure to the States?|
| ||2. Will the staff running the Home become employees of the States, subject to States' terms and conditions or will they continue in separate employment subject to their own terms and conditions?|
|Deputy St Pier to the Committee for Health & Social Care|
1. In May 2022, in response to a Rule 14 question seeking publication of the September 2021 report by SEW Consultancy Limited entitled "Learning following a local investigation into complaints from families about the use of safeguarding processes" ("Report,") together with the accompanying spreadsheet entitled "Learning Recommendations from Ms Walters report of November 2021" ("Recommendations,") the President advised that the "Committee is giving this matter further consideration and will provide an update as soon as it is able to do so."
On 14th November 2022, the families whose cases were the subject of the investigation met members of the Committee, among others. During that meeting, the families requested publication of the Report and Recommendations, to which the author had no objections.
Will the Committee now immediately publish in full both the Report and Recommendations?
|Deputy St Pier to the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture ||1. With the States and the community understandably keen to see cost savings in the light of the upcoming tax review debate, and having regard to the Committee's recent evidence given to a Scrutiny Management Committee hearing in relation to anticipated efficiencies, can the Committee please advise what revenue savings can be delivered through its reorganisation of secondary and post-16 education and indicate the effect these savings might have in budgetary terms?|
| ||2. Can the Committee advise what information it currently holds in relation to the completion timetable and the capital costs for the project?|