Politicians' salaries should be stopped if their attendance in the States chamber is poor.
That is according to St Helier Deputy Trevor Pitman.
Deputy Pitman wants steps to be taken in order to cut or withhold salaries when States members fail to spend an acceptable amount of time attending debates.
The St Helier Deputy says his fellow politicians should not be allowed to turn up for roll call in the morning, then leave to attend private business. Deputy Pitman says all states members have sworn to do their best for islanders and that includes attending States sittings in full.
Deputy Pitman said: "I take the oath very seriously and I think we all should. But when you've got people that come in, give their name and within an hour they're gone sometimes for six hours at a time, that's the tax payers money being used. We've got ample facilities within the States if you need to work, so there's really no excuse to go off to private businesses. I actually think peoples salaries should be stopped."