Infrastructure Minister complaint correspondence (FOI)
Infrastructure Minister complaint correspondence (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 April 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
A copy of any official complaint lodged by Infrastructure Minister Deputy Tom Binet against Chief Minister Deputy Kristina Moore in the last six months.
The email correspondence between the Infrastructure Minister and the Chief Minister, in which Deputy Binet outlines his concerns about her, and Deputy Moore's response to his concerns.
In accordance with the Commissioner for Standards (Jersey) Law 2017, complaints may be made to the Commissioner under the Code of Conduct and Practice for Ministers and Assistant Ministers. The Commissioner produces an annual report and a full list of the complaints considered since establishment in 2017 is available in the following link. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.
Complaints about States Members or States Greffe employees (gov.je)
Please note that the Commissioner for Standards is not a Scheduled Public Authority (SPA) for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
In addition, the new Code of Conduct and Practice for Ministers and Assistant Ministers published on 12 October 2022 includes an ability to raise a matter with the Chief Minister, as an intermediate and initial step without prejudicing the ability to refer a matter to the Commissioner for Standards.
States of Jersey Code of Conduct and Practice for Ministers and Assistant Ministers.pdf (gov.je)
Information on this subject is available on the States Assembly website and can be accessed via the link below:
Letter - Chief Minister to Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel re CEO resignation and concerns raised - 20 April 2023.pdf (gov.je)
Searches were undertaken on the email accounts of the Chief Minister, Kristina Moore and Deputy Tom Binet and no additional relevant correspondence was located.
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