Guernsey States confidential deal to be reviewed

Related Stories

The impact of keeping secret a settlement between Guernsey States and a law firm will be reviewed.

The Home Department has not revealed the cost of an out-of-court settlement with AFR Advocates agreed after an unlawful police raid in June 2010.

Scrutiny Committee chairman Paul Arditti said the "swift review" would be completed as quickly as possible.

He said a panel of four had been agreed and would decide the scope and timing of the review on Thursday.

Some States members have called for the amount, known only to the members of the Home Department and the Policy Council, to be released to the public.

The calls led to Chief Minister Peter Harwood denying that a cover-up had been made.

He also announced a procedure would be put in place for future confidential agreements to allow them to be scrutinised.

States members were invited to a confidential briefing about the settlement, but the amount was not revealed to the 20 politicians who attended.

The committee has appealed for members of the public with related evidence to contact them.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey


Guernsey Airport

Min. Night 13 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Toronto Mayor Rob FordFord nation

    Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle

  • Tattooed person using tabletRogue ink

    People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos

  • Climate change protestersBig deal or big dud?

    Success of massive climate march remains in doubt

  • An ant and a humanAnts v humans

    Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world...?

    Think you are a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s interactive game


  • TokyoThe Travel Show Watch

    Japan has a reputation for being expensive but can you visit without breaking the bank?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.