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Peter Harwood appointed non-voting Member of the Committee for Home Affairs

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Friday 22 January 2021

The Committee for Home Affairs is delighted to welcome Advocate Peter Harwood as a non-voting Member of the Committee.

Following his successful career in law and as a States Member, including being a former Chief Minister, Advocate Harwood has maintained his active role within the community ensuring that his experience continues to make a positive contribution to Island life.

Deputy Rob Prow, President of the Committee for Home Affairs, said:

'As a Committee we are delighted that Peter was interested in joining Home Affairs. We feel strongly that his breadth of knowledge and experience, politically, commercially and within the third sector will be a valuable asset. He will be able to provide informed challenge on all aspects of the Committee's mandate and in terms of good governance.

'The Committee considers that there is an opportunity for Peter to be a cornerstone in the development of a justice policy, his respected authority will support progressing a cohesive and sustainable justice framework bringing together all stakeholders to create an inclusive justice system which meets the needs of our community.'

Advocate Harwood said:

'The Committee for Home Affairs mandate is one that is very close to my heart after decades working in the legal sector. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to support this work, particularly in relation to the development of justice policy reforms, and I look forward to taking an active role in all elements of the Committee's mandate.'

The Committee was pleased with the calibre of individuals wishing to support its work as a non-voting member and wishes to thank them for their time, as government we clearly benefit from using the knowledge, experience and support of members of our community. The appointment of one non-voting Member leaves the door open to the Committee appointing an additional Member in the future.

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