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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

"States Panel Not Keen For Interests On The Web"



The committee responsible for the smooth running of Jersey's States is opposing plans to list members' interests on the web.

Privileges and Procedures say there could be security implications and it could deter people from standing for election.

There is a 'book of interests' which the public can inspect at the States bookshop across the road from the States Chamber. Among other things, it lists members' business interests, land and property they own, and any gifts or sponsorship they accept.

However, copies are not published on the States’ website and copies are not available for the press or the public and many members argue this is not adequate.

They want Jersey to follow Guernsey, England, Scotland and Wales and put the info on the web.

It will now be up to the States to decide.

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