Getting to the heart and truth of matters...
Scrutiny panels and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) work on behalf of the States Assembly (Jersey’s parliament). They examine and investigate the work of the Government. They do this by reviewing and publishing reports on a number of areas:
New laws and changes to existing laws
Work and expenditure of the Government
Issues of public importance
Parliamentary Scrutiny acts as an important inspection system of the Government. It is the way that the States Assembly (parliament) holds ministers to account for their decisions and actions.
This helps improve government policies, legislation and public services. If changes are suggested, Scrutiny helps to make sure that the changes are fit for purpose and justified.
I am proud to take my place in this vital role in the islands Assembly. I am Vice Chair of the HSS panel and sit also on the EDD panel. Further to this I am chairman of the Future Hospital Sub review panel & Vice Chair of the The Care of Children in Jersey Review Panel.
THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY SCRUTINY PANEL
Vice Chairman and Lead on Mental Health and Jersey Care Model
The Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel reviews matters relating to the Ministers for Health and Social Services and Social Security.
It considers and scrutinises draft legislation, policies and other matters of public importance.