Tuesday 28 March 2017
The publication of the Justice Committee report follows the publication of the House of Lords EU Committee report last week on Brexit and the Crown Dependencies.
Deputy Gavin St Pier, President of the Policy & Resources Committee, said:
"I welcome support of the Justice Committee of our view that UK Government cannot stop at engaging with the Crown Dependencies, it must also represent our interests, even where those interests are not aligned. The two influential committees, one from each of the Houses of Parliament, have also both called for assurances that there should be no change to the constitutional relationship with the UK. This will help ensure our objectives in this regard are met.
The Policy & Resources Committee are reassured that the objectives laid out by the UK Government are well matched to our own. This coupled with the Justice Committee and House of Lords EU Committee recommendations means that we are well positioned as the UK Government gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally start the negotiation process this week."