Committee for Economic Development - P.2019/120
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter, entitled "Proposed Amendments to the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2012 and
Appointment of the Chairman", dated 6th November 2019, of the Committee forEconomic Development (the "Committee"), they are of the opinion:-
1. To amend Schedule 1 to the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2012 (the "Ordinance"), so that:
(a) the Committee shall in future appoint the Chairman, as well as the ordinary members of the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (the "GCRA");
(b) any such appointments shall be laid before a meeting of the States, who shall have the power to annul the appointments, but without prejudice to anything done by the GCRA or any such member during their appointment; and
(c) the Committee, rather than the States, may revoke the appointment of the Chairman, in the circumstances currently provided in the Ordinance.
2. To appoint the current Chairman, Mr. Paul Masterton, as Chairman for the period, from 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2020.
3.To direct the preparation of such legislation, as may be necessary, to give effect to the above decisions.
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.