Policy Council of Guernsey

Guernsey operates a system of government by committees and consensus. The States of Deliberation is both parliament and executive, but it delegates some of its executive functions to policy-specific committees, which are known as States Departments, each of which is run by five political members, all of whom have equal voting power.

Policy Council of Guernsey
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Council overview
Formed1 May 2004 (2004-05-01)
Dissolved1 May 2016 (2016-05-01)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionStates of Guernsey
Employees11
Council executive
Websitewww.gov.gg/policycouncil

Despite having explicitly rejected a proposal to adopt an executive/ministerial system of government in 2002, the heads of each department were known as ministers. They were, in effect, presidents or chairmen of their committees.

The Policy Council consisted of the ministers/presidents of each of the ten departments plus the chief minister, who chairs Policy Council and speaks for the island externally in political matters. The Policy Council's main functions were policy co-ordination and responsibility for external relations.[1] The chief minister and all department heads are elected by all members of the States of Deliberation. There also existed the post of Deputy Chief Minister, which was held by one of the department heads and was also elected by all members of the States of Deliberation.

On 1 May 2016 the Policy Council of Guernsey ceased to exist and a new committee, the Policy and Resources Committee was created.

Policy Council (March 2014 – April 2016)Edit

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Social Security Department
Deputy Allister Langlois
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Gavin St Pier
Minister, Home Department Deputy Peter Gillson
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Mark Dorey (until 29 October 2014)
Deputy Paul Luxon (from 29 October 2014)
Minister, Education Department Deputy Robert Sillars
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Kevin Stewart
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Mike O'Hara
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Paul Luxon (until 29 October 2014)
Deputy Scott Ogier (from 26 November 2014)
Minister, Environment Department Deputy Roger Domaille (until 28 May 2014)
Deputy Yvonne Burford (from 28 May 2014)
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (May 2012 – March 2014)Edit

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Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Peter Harwood
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Home Department
Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Gavin St Pier
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Hunter Adam (until 14 December 2012)
Deputy Mark Dorey (from 14 December 2012)
Minister, Education Department Deputy Robert Sillars
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Kevin Stewart
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Mike O'Hara
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Paul Luxon
Minister, Environment Department Deputy Roger Domaille
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Allister Langlois
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (May 2008 – May 2012)Edit

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Lyndon Trott
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Public Services Department
Deputy Bernard Flouquet
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Charles Parkinson
Minister, Home Department Deputy Geoff Mahy
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Hunter Adam
Minister, Education Department Deputy Carol Steere (until 16 January 2012)
Deputy Robert Sillars (from 25 January 2012)
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Carla McNulty Bauer
Minister, Environment Department Deputy Peter Sirett
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Mike O'Hara
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Mark Dorey
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (March 2007 – May 2008)Edit

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Mike Torode
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department
Deputy Stuart Falla
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Lyndon Trott
Minister, Home Department Deputy Geoff Mahy
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Peter Roffey
Minister, Education Department Deputy Martin Ozanne
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Peter Sirett
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Bill Bell
Minister, Environment Department Deputy David De Lisle
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Diane Lewis
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

Policy Council (May 2004 – March 2007)Edit

Portfolio Minister
Chief Minister Deputy Laurie Morgan
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister, Environment Department
Deputy Bernard Flouquet
Minister, Treasury & Resources Department Deputy Lyndon Trott
Minister, Home Department Deputy Mike Torode
Minister, Health & Social Services Department Deputy Peter Roffey
Minister, Education Department Deputy Martin Ozanne
Minister, Commerce & Employment Department Deputy Stuart Falla
Minister, Culture & Leisure Department Deputy Peter Sirett
Minister, Public Services Department Deputy Bill Bell
Minister, Social Security Department Deputy Mary Lowe
Minister, Housing Department Deputy Dave Jones

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Policy Council". States of Guernsey. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  2. ^ "States election results".

See alsoEdit