Electoral Reform – 21st October 2012

On October 21, 2012, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Electoral Commission will be presenting their first Interim Report on Monday 22nd October 2012.   I have a feeling that the office of Senator may be under threat!

Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2012 – 21st October 2012

On October 20, 2012, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

I will be lodging an amendment to the MTFP tomorrow (Monday 22nd October 2012) which could save the States hundreds of millions of pounds in the medium term – details to follow .. http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyPropositions/2012/P.069-2012%20Amd(6).pdf

Friday 5th October 2012

On October 5, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – The second half of September and early October has seen a proliferation of meetings on subjects including; Historic Child Abuse (Committee of Inquiry), Health – the presentation of the new health strategy, Tourism Strategy and the creation of a Tourism Board, Fire Sprinklers in private homes (a sensible idea), and the Fiscal Policy Panel’s […]

Monday 10th September 2012

On September 10, 2012, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Today I presented my case to the Electoral Commission although I have a feeling that they have already made up their minds and are just going through the motions – we shall see.  Follow the link for  Transcript of my hearing.   

Monday 6th August 2012

On August 6, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Senator Le Marquand (Home Affairs Minister) has been on leave for a couple of weeks so, as his Assistant Minister, I have been rather more busy than usual. Meetings I have attended include; Children’s Policy Group, Police HQ re-location, Customs and Immigration Controls and two meetings with Minister of State for Justice, Lord McNally who […]

Wednesday 18th July 2012

On July 18, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Today saw the Royal visit of HRH the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.  The States of Jersey convened in a special sitting in the Royal Square this morning where a warm and friendly welcome was extended by he Bailiff to the visiting Royals.  An appropriate and equally warm reply was presented by the […]

Friday 13th July 2012…Defeat

On July 13, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – A day that will live in infamy … We were deafeated (narrowly) by Guernsey States Members today in the annual Cricket Challenge in Guernsey.  Nevertheless, our hosts were most generous and a great day was had by all.  In my enthusiasm to field a low drive from Guernsey’s opening batsman I twinged something so […]

Monday 25th June 2012

On June 25, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – I was present at my first meeting of the Justice System Board today which was very interesting.  I continue to feel slightly uncomfortable though that we do not have any real political accountability or responsibility for Justice and certain areas of related Policy. I need to think more about this and discuss with my colleagues […]

Thursday 7th june 2012

On June 7, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

– Attended a good number of States related meetings over the last couple of weeks including dinner with the Estonian Ambassador and the launch of Jersey’s own Diamond Jubilee £100 note .. Incidentally, I thought the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations were truly amazing.

Friday 11th May 2012

On May 11, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Fire and Rescue update today and I continue to be impressed with our really excellent service.  The team are skilled, versatile, dedicated and very professional.  Re the passports, I could not muster enough political support to resist the UK’s proposals that passport production for the Channel Islands is centralised within the UK so it appears we […]

Tuesday 24th April 2012

On April 24, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – No States this week so I attended the opening of the new JEC station at South hill today and saw a really impressive facility.  Lets hope this delivers a secure and uninterrupted power supply to the Island for many years to come.

Tuesday 10th April 2012

On April 10, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Apologies for the long delay since the last entry .. no excuses, just kept putting it off! Passports have been the main issue in so far as there is a suggestion to print them in the UK – follow this link for more info; http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/letters-to-the-editor/2012/04/02/it-is-vital-that-we-fight-to-retain-passport-service/  Without going in to all the detail I attended 31 States […]

Should States Members be part of the new Electoral Commission?

On March 3, 2012, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Priviliges and Procedures Committee have lodged the following proposition; P5/2012, for debate on Tuesday 6th March 2012; THE STATES are asked to decide whether they are of opinion – to refer to their Act dated 15th March 2011 in which they agreed that an independent Electoral Commission should be established in Jersey to investigate […]

Wednesday 29th February 2012 

On February 29, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

– Right, a quick round up for Feb’ 2012; The States sat only once during February however the month was fairly busy with other business and meetings.  A couple of highlights; (i) On Tuesday 21st the Jersey Hospitality Association (of which I have the honour to be President) delivered a presentation to States Members on the importance […]

Friday 27th January 2012

On January 27, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – A busy day ahead .. 1000-12n00n Home Affairs meeting with Scrutiny, 12 n0on Hospital Appointment, 1430 – 1630 Presentation by the Chief Minister and Assistant Chief Ministers to analyse the 2011 census findings, 1630 – 1900 Presenation with Dr Iona Heath and Professor Mike Pringle to learn more about different approaches to primary care […]

Sunday 22nd January 2012

On January 22, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Where does the time go? It’s nearly February already and the States have sat for two days (17th & 18th Jan’).  There are currently a number of departmental presentations in progress  aimed at updating States Members with the work and functions of the various States departments.  I am on crutches as previously promised (Tuesday […]

A successful outcome!

On January 1, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

Election 2011 Good News Everyone!  Well what a day election day was although it already seems such a long time ago. A very sincere thank you to everyone who helped with the campaign – it was hard work for us all and I really appreciate everything everyone has done.  The final totals were as follows: Sir […]

Population policy

On December 29, 2011, in Population, by Lyndon-Farnham

JERSEY’S population now stands at 97,857. Following months of speculation, it was this morning confirmed that the number of people living in Jersey has increased by ten per cent or 9,100 since the last Census was carried out in 2001 (JEP 8th December 2011).  Approximately 6,800 of this figure has been attributed to net migration […]

Friday 23rd December 2011

On December 23, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

– I was hoping for a quiet week but it did not work out like that … various minor issues dealt with but the two key points this week were my first (official) meeting with the Police Chief and the Deputy Police Chief which was very useful and informative, and, on Wednesday the Jersey Hospitality […]

Tuesday 13th December 2011

On December 13, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Yesterday (Monday) morning I attended my first Ministerial meeting at Customs and Immigration.  The agenda included some intersting points not least of which was a discussion on the issues to be resolved in relation to the switch to new generation passports due for 2013.  Today I was due in the UK for foot surgery but, due to a […]

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