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Shareholder responsibilities of incorporated trading bodies and management responsibilities of unincorporated trading bodies and commercial interests

Constituted as a Committee of the States with effect from 1 May 2016.

  • Constitution

  • Duties & Powers

    • Within a framework of policies, guidance and instructions of the States and any of their relevant committees, to:
    • (a) carry out the States' role as shareholder of any incorporated companies which are owned by the States and which the States have resolved to include in the mandate of the Board, which for the time being is the following:
    • 1. Cabernet Group;
    • 2. Guernsey Electricity;
    • 3. Guernsey Post;
    • 4. Jamesco 750.
    • (b) ensure the efficient management, operation and maintenance of any States' unincorporated trading concerns and commercial interests which the States have resolved to include in the mandate of the Board, which for the time being is the following:
    • 1. Channel Islands' lottery;
    • 2. Guernsey Airport, which includes Alderney Airport;
    • 3. Guernsey Dairy;
    • 4. Guernsey Harbours;
    • 5. Guernsey Water;
    • 6. States' Works;
    • (c)  be the Waste Disposal Authority.
    • To exercise powers and perform duties conferred on the Board by extant States' resolutions, including those resolutions or parts of resolutions which relate to matters for the time being within the mandate of the States' Trading Supervisory Board and which conferred functions on the former Commerce and Employment Department, Culture and Leisure Department, Public Services Department and Treasury and Resources Department.
    • To fulfil the responsibilities and operation functions set out below.
  • Responsibilities

    • A. General Responsibilities of the Policy & Resources Committee and all Principal Committees
    • 1. to contribute to fulfilling the States' objectives and policy plans, including by supporting and participating in cross-committee work;
    • 2. to monitor and report on policy outcomes in areas relating to its mandate;
    • 3. to ensure that public funds and other resources are used to best advantage, including through co-operative and flexible working practices.
    • B. General Responsibilities of all Committees of the States
    • 1. to exercise powers and perform duties conferred on the committee by extant legislation and by extant States' resolutions;
    • 2. to be accountable to the States for all policies developed, actions taken and services delivered or overseen by the committee;
    • 3. to be accountable to the States for the management and safeguarding of public funds and other resources entrusted to the committee;
    • 4. in any policy letter submitted to the States to set out clearly how the proposals contained therein relate to the duties and powers or the purpose and policy responsibilities of the committee, how the proposals contribute to the States' objectives and policy plans and what joint working or consultation has taken place with other committees;
    • 5. to act in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the States and their committees;
    • 6. to be aware of the powers, duties and limits of the committee's mandate and to respect and not to undermine the mandates of other committees of the States;
    • 7. to be aware that a committee of the States is in effect an agent of the States of Guernsey exercising functions conferred on it by resolution of, or legislation approved by, the States of Deliberation; and as such to respect that, save in specific circumstances where legislation provides otherwise, the States may at any time they consider it desirable issue directions to a committee and that committee shall be expected to carry into effect any such directions irrespective of whether that committee or any of its individual members agree or disagree with such directions: provided that the rejection by the States of recommendations or advice of a committee shall not ipso facto require the resignation of that committee.
    • C. Reference to Enactments
    • 1. unless otherwise provided, or the context requires otherwise, a reference to an enactment in the mandate of a committee is to be interpreted as a reference to the enactment as from time to time amended, re-enacted with or without modification, extended or applied.
  • Operational Functions

    • The States' Trading Supervisory Board shall deliver or oversee the delivery of those operational functions which immediately before the 1st of May, 2016 were delivered by:
    • (a) the Public Services Department, in relation to the following operational functions only:
    • o Management of Guernsey and Alderney airports
    • o Management of St Peter Port and St Sampson's Harbours including:
    • - Coast guard services
    • - Guernsey register of British ships.
    • - Maritime safety including the investigation of marine accidents, provision of navigational aids, safety information and liaison with search and rescue services
    • - Monitoring the compliance with international and local laws of all vessels in Bailiwick waters and control of shipping in Bailiwick waters, excluding receiver of wreck and responding to pollution at sea
    • - Pilotage services
    • o Management of the collection, disposal and recovery of solid waste
    • o The Waste Disposal Authority
    • o Management of the public water supply and waste water disposal including:
    • - Monitoring water catchment area for pollution & nutrient levels
    • - Management of controlled streams
    • - Collection and treatment of rainfall
    • - Water pollution
    • o Management of a direct labour organisation and emergency works response team (States' Works)
    • (b) the Commerce and Employment Department, in relation to the following operational functions only:
    • o Management of the Guernsey Dairy including liaison with its stakeholders
    • (c) the Culture and Leisure Department, in relation to the following operational functions only:
    • o Administration and promotion of the Channel Islands' lottery
    • (d) the Treasury and Resources Department, in relation to the following operational functions only:
    • o Shareholder's functions and duties in respect of the States' trading companies
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