Most Guernsey States governance changes agreed

More than 50 proposals aimed at improving and measuring the levels of good governance in the States of Guernsey have been approved.

Just three of the changes recommended in the joint committees report were rejected by deputies.

The report was commissioned following the States' adoption of six principles of good governance, drawn up by the UK Independent Commission, last year.

The Policy Council was given until 2013 to decide how to bring in the changes.

Two of the proposals that were rejected related to replacing non-States members sitting on departments for four-year periods with a system of using short-term consultants.

The other was a call for each department to appear before a public hearing of the Scrutiny Committee within each four-year States term.

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