Guernsey

Referendum laws 'not a priority' says Guernsey States

The laws needed for Guernsey to hold a referendum will not be coming in any time soon, the Policy Council has decided.

In 2002 the States agreed to introduce a system for referring vital issues to the electorate.

However, before any referendum is held, the laws would need to be drafted.

Members decided it should not be prioritised this year due to limited staff within the Policy Council and the heavy work load of the law officers.

The issue will be put before the Policy Council again in the second half of 2011.

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