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Information and Rules ("red book")

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These are the Rules which govern the conduct of meetings of the States of Deliberation and Committees of the States and they set out the responsibilities of each Committee

  • States Members' information

    • You can find a list of all States Members along with their committee membership in the pdf icon Red Book [4Mb].
    • The present term of office commenced on the 1st May 2016 and will end on the 30th June 2020.
    • You can find out more about the Guernsey Deputies and the Alderney Representatives on their individual pages.
  • Presiding Officers 

    • The Bailiff is ex officio the Presiding Office and the Deputy Bailiff is ex officio the Deputy Presiding Officer.
    • Presiding Officer: Sir Richard Collas
    • Deputy Presiding Officer: Richard James McMahon
    • It is the Presiding Officer's duty to maintain order, moderate debate and regulate the conduct of business.
    • The Presiding Officer may appoint Members of the States as Acting Presiding Officers.  These are normally the most senior Members.  The current Acting Presiding Officers are: Deputy Mary M  Lowe, Deputy John A B Gollop and Deputy Peter J Roffey.
  • Code of Conduct

    • The Code of Conduct, which sets out what is expected of Members of the States and how allegations of poor conduct can be investigated, is contained in the pdf icon Red Book [4Mb].
    • If you wish to make a complaint alleging that the conduct of a member is in breach of the Code of Conduct you must write to the States Members' Conduct Panel, Royal Court House, setting out the allegation and enclosing any supporting evidence. Unsubstantiated allegations and anonymous complaints will not be considered.
  • States Members' Pay Rules

  • Rules of Procedure 

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Directive - Submission of Propositions to the States of Deliberation Red Book

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