Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Bring on 'Next WEEK' or 'NEXT MONTH' or 'NEXT YEAR' but bring it on
So today in the states we had ILM having a 'question without answers session' with Deputy Trevor Pitman. The exchange should be up on 'The Jersey Way' blog site later, and the Audio is well worth a listen.
I will just look at the written question below for now.
I will ask you to look at the wording, at first glance you would think ILM is coming out all guns blazing, but alas i,m not so sure.
9. The Minister for Home Affairs will table an answer to the following question asked by Deputy T.M. Pitman of St. Helier –
“Under questioning about the lengthy suspension process of the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police on the 22nd June 2010, the Minister asked for patience, advising Members that all would be revealed in July, will the Minister now give assurances that when referring to July he meant that information, including access to the so called 'Metropolitan Police Interim Report' and information as to whether the former Chief Minister and current States Chief Executive Officer received briefings on other States Members as a consequence of 'Operation Blast', will be provided to members before, or during the last States sitting prior to the summer recess; or will the Minister be seeking to delay the release of such information until the summer recess has begun, thus preventing the opportunity for Members to ask questions?”
It is very likely that I will provide considerable information to Members of the Assembly prior to 19th July 2010 and will make statements to the Assembly on 19th or 20th July 2010,so that I can be questioned on this area and on other related matters prior to the summer recess. If that occurs,then Members will receive notification of a number of briefings on a number of occasions prior to 19th July 2010
So, I have said on many occasions that ILM is just the puppet in all of this, he cant do anything without getting advice first, that is why he says " It is very likely" & then " If that occurs" you see it's not up to him.
I hope he does get on with it, we will find out very soon as he only has next week and he has a lot of information, our states members could be very busy.
Again I believe he can only make one statement in the states and that allows 10 minutes of questioning, I could be wrong on this, so if someone knows different please let me know.
I will keep you informed of any developments
Please look out for the Audio on 'The Jersey Way'