Scrutiny Management Committee - P.2020/24
P&RC Letter of Comment [1Mb]
P 2020 24 Amdt 1 - Tribunal of Enquiry [237kb]
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter entitled 'Tribunal of Inquiry', dated 11 February 2020, they are of the opinion:
1. To resolve it is expedient that a Tribunal of Inquiry be established in accordance with the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) (Guernsey) Law, 1949, as amended, to inquire into a matter of urgent public importance, namely the establishment of the facts and circumstances surrounding appointment to the post of Head of Curriculum and Standards in accordance with the following Terms of Reference:
a) to inquire into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the appointment of the Head of Curriculum and Standards;
b) to examine whether the appointment made conformed to the current policies and procedures of the relevant Committees of the States of Guernsey;
c) to examine whether good governance standards were maintained during the appointment process;
d) to examine such other associated relevant matters as the Tribunal may think fit; and
e) to make such recommendations as the Tribunal considers appropriate.
2. To direct the Scrutiny Management Committee to request the Royal Court to appoint an individual or individuals to constitute the Tribunal of Inquiry.
3. To delegate authority to the Policy & Resources Committee to approve expenditure as required up to £150,000 in order that the Tribunal of Inquiry may be established and discharge its functions.
4. To resolve that the Tribunal of Inquiry should forward its resultant report to the Presiding Officer of the States of Deliberation for publication as an appendix to a Billet d'État.
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.