More committee and panel decisions in States, But only my mates need apply.
Following the election of Chairmen and women for Panels and Committees on Tuesday, today it was time to elect members to those panels.
Like on Tuesday it was not much of a contest, with most members being appointed unopposed.
First, the Public Accounts Committee - led by Deputy Vallois - is now supported by Senator Sarah Ferguson, with Deputy Shona Pitman and Deputy Richard Rondel on it.
Senator Sarah Ferguson is joined on the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel by the Deputy of St Ouen, the Constable of Grouville, Deputy Power and Deputy Rondel.
The Economic Affairs panel, chaired by Deputy Steve Luce will be assisted by the Constables of St Brelade and St Ouen.
And Deputy Macon is joined on the Education and Home Affairs Panel by The Constables of St Brelade and St Martin.
Deputy Hilton and Deputy James Reed join Deputy Kristina Moore on the Health, Social Security and Housing Scrutiny Panel.
Constable Phil Rondel joins Deputy John Young on the Environment Scrutiny Panel. Deputy Young originally wanted to appoint two members to his panel, but said he was only able to appoint one because he could not find a second person to nominate at this point.
He said: "I think there's always a limited pool of members who Environment is number one priority for them- that's understandable. But of course we've got the procedural problem this time. Compared with previous States, the States receive the announcement of the assistant ministers appointments. The decision was that that wasn't done today, so members were uncertain about what announcements were going to be made and there were a number of members who indicated to me that they would come on board. And I think it was appropriate to ask the States for more time to let them think about it. I'm very hopeful that we'll get a third member very soon."
The only contested election was for the States Employment Board.
The Chief Minister nominated The Constable of St Lawrence for that, as well as the Deputy of St Mary.
Added to those nominations were deputy Shona Pitman and Deputy Montfort Tadier. But the Chief Minister's choices won overwhelmingly.
Nevertheless, that and the behind the scenes appointment of Assistant Ministers has already ruffled some feathers amongst the most left wing politicians who are already starting to doubt the inclusivity of Gorst's government.
Deputy Shona Pitman said: "Senator Gorst stood on a platform of unity and inclusive government and there are several members who feel that they have been excluded, if you look at the candidates for ministerial posts like Deputy Mike Higgins, Deputy Pitman, Deputy Southern, Deputy Martin, all from the other side of the political spectrum to Senator Gorst, and none of them were chosen."
Members are still to be elected for the Privileges and Procedures Committee and the Overseas Aid Commission, because the respective Chairmen were away today. That will be added to the agenda on 6 December when the States are set to meet next.