Jersey government scrutiny to be impartial

Scrutiny panels in Jersey should be impartial and objective according to the politician in charge of scrutiny.

Deputy Tracey Vallois introduced a number of changes to the review body including a commitment to starting hearings on time.

All members had signed an operating code requiring them to leave personal politics outside Scrutiny.

She said: "Members are committed to raising the profile, professionalism and effectiveness of Scrutiny."

The St Saviour deputy said the commitment would help to ensure greater accountability on the part of the States executive.

The new code was introduced at a presentation in front of the chief minister, Senator Ian Gorst and is expected to come into force immediately.

A number of questions were raised during the meeting including a call for consideration of review topics to avoid duplication and the need for trust when sharing confidential policy documents.

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