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THE STATES assembled on Thursday
18th November 2010, at 09.30 a.m. under
the Presidency of the Bailiff,
Michael Cameron St. John Birt Esquire.

Napier Report into the suspension of the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police: action
on findings P.166/2010

THE STATES resumed consideration of a proposition of the Deputy of St. Martin concerning the
findings of the Napier Report into the suspension of the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey
Police.

THE STATES rejected paragraph (a)(i) of the proposition which requested the Chief Minister to inform

States members in a Report presented to the Assembly, or in a Statement to the Assembly, of the action he had already taken and the action he intended to take in respect of the report dated 10th September  2010 into the suspension of the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police prepared for the Chief Minister by Mr. Brian Napier QC (‘the Napier Report’) and, in particular to provide information in  respect of what action, if any, the Chief Minister had taken in respect of the destruction by the Chief  Executive to the Council of Ministers of the original notes he took during the suspension meeting and  what guidelines, if any, the Chief Minister had issued regarding the records of suspension meetings in the future.

Members present voted as follows –


POUR: 18                                              CONTRE: 27                                           ABSTAIN: 0

Senator A. Breckon                                Senator T.A. Le Sueur
Connétable of St. Helier                         Senator P.F. Routier
Connétable of St. Lawrence                   Senator P.F.C. Ozouf
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)                      Senator T.J. Le Main
Deputy of St. Martin                              Senator B.E. Shenton
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)                 Senator F.E. Cohen
Deputy J.B. Fox (H)                               Senator J.L. Perchard
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)                           Senator A.J.H. Maclean
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)                       Senator B.I. Le Marquand
Deputy of Grouville                                Senator F. du H. Le Gresley
Deputy of St. Peter                                  Connétable of St. Ouen
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)                   Connétable of Trinity
Deputy S. Pitman (H)                              Connétable of Grouville
Deputy M. Tadier (B)                             Connétable of St. Martin
Deputy of St. Mary                                 Connétable of St. John
Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)                        Connétable of St. Clement
Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)                        Connétable of St. Peter
Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)                            Connétable of St. Mary
                                                                  Deputy of St. Ouen
                                                                  Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)
                                                                  Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)
                                                                   Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)
                                                                   Deputy of St. John
                                                                   Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)
                                                                      Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)
                                                                      Deputy E.J. Noel (L)
                                                                      Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)


THE STATES rejected paragraph (a)(ii) of the proposition of the Deputy of St. Martin, which requested the Chief Minister to inform States members in a Report presented to the Assembly, or in a Statement to the Assembly, of the action he had already taken and the action he intended to take in respect of the  report dated 10th September 2010 into the suspension of the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police prepared for the Chief Minister by Mr. Brian Napier QC (‘the Napier Report’) and, in particular  to provide information in respect of whether he accepted the conclusion set out in paragraphs 45, 67, 72 and 107 of the Napier Report that action was taken on a basis which was contrary to the advice of the Law Officers and what action, if any, he had taken or proposed to take in respect of that matter.



Members present voted as follows –

POUR: 17                                         CONTRE: 29                                      ABSTAIN: 0

Senator A. Breckon                           Senator T.A. Le Sueur
Senator F. du H. Le Gresley              Senator P.F. Routier
Connétable of St. Helier                   Senator P.F.C. Ozouf
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)                 Senator T.J. Le Main
Deputy of St. Martin                          Senator B.E. Shenton
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)              Senator F.E. Cohen
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)                        Senator J.L. Perchard
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)                    Senator S.C. Ferguson
Deputy of Grouville                             Senator A.J.H. Maclean
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)                Senator B.I. Le Marquand
Deputy S. Pitman (H)                           Connétable of St. Ouen
Deputy of St. John                                 Connétable of Trinity
Deputy M. Tadier (B)                            Connétable of Grouville
Deputy of St. Mary                                Connétable of St. Martin
Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)                         Connétable of St. John
Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)                       Connétable of St. Clement
Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)                           Connétable of St. Peter
                                                               Connétable of St. Lawrence
                                                               Connétable of St. Mary
                                                                Deputy J.B. Fox (H)
                                                                Deputy of St. Ouen
                                                                Deputy of St. Peter
                                                                 Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)
                                                                Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)
                                                                Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)
                                                                 Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)
                                                                 Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)
                                                                 Deputy E.J. Noel (L)
                                                                 Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)

THE STATES rejected paragraph (a)(iii) of the proposition of the Deputy of St. Martin, which requested the Chief Minister to inform States members in a Report presented to the Assembly, or in a Statement to the Assembly, of the action he had already taken and the action he intended to take in respect of the report dated 10th September 2010 into the suspension of the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey
Police prepared for the Chief Minister by Mr. Brian Napier QC (‘the Napier Report’) and, in particular to provide information in respect of whether he accepted the conclusion set out in paragraphs 49–53, 55, 58–66, 107 and 108 of the Napier Report that the suspension process did not meet the requirements of the Disciplinary Code for the Chief Officer, issued under Article 9(1) of the Police Force (Jersey) Law 1974 as part of the Chief Officer’s terms and conditions, and what action, if any, he had taken regarding the apparent breach of the process specified in the Code.
 

Members present voted as follows –


POUR: 17                                               CONTRE: 29                                   ABSTAIN: 0

Senator A. Breckon                                 Senator T.A. Le Sueur
Senator F. du H. Le Gresley                    Senator P.F. Routier
Connétable of St. Helier                          Senator P.F.C. Ozouf
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)                       Senator T.J. Le Main
Deputy of St. Martin                               Senator B.E. Shenton
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)                  Senator F.E. Cohen
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)                            Senator J.L. Perchard
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)                        Senator S.C. Ferguson
Deputy of Grouville                                  Senator A.J.H. Maclean
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)                     Senator B.I. Le Marquand
Deputy S. Pitman (H)                               Connétable of St. Ouen
Deputy M. Tadier (B)                                Connétable of Trinity
Deputy of St. Mary                                   Connétable of Grouville
Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)                          Connétable of St. Martin
Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)                           Connétable of St. John
Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)                         Connétable of St. Clement
Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)                             Connétable of St. Peter
                                                                   Connétable of St. Lawrence
                                                                    Connétable of St. Mary
                                                                    Deputy J.B. Fox (H)
                                                                    Deputy of St. Ouen
                                                                    Deputy of St. Peter
                                                                    Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)
                                                                    Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)
                                                                    Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)
                                                                    Deputy of St. John
                                                                    Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)
                                                                    Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)
                                                                     Deputy E.J. Noel (L)


THE STATES rejected paragraph (a)(iv) of the proposition of the Deputy of St. Martin, which requested the Chief Minister to inform States members in a Report presented to the Assembly, or in a Statement to the Assembly, of the action he had already taken and the action he intended to take in respect of the report dated 10th September 2010 into the suspension of the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police prepared for the Chief Minister by Mr. Brian Napier QC (‘the Napier Report’) and, in particular to provide information in respect of why there had been no formal presentation of the report to members and no opportunity to discuss the findings with the author.

Members present voted as follows –

POUR: 15                                               CONTRE: 31                           ABSTAIN: 0

Senator A. Breckon                                      Senator T.A. Le Sueur
Connétable of St. Helier                               Senator P.F. Routier
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)                            Senator P.F.C. Ozouf
Deputy of St. Martin                                     Senator T.J. Le Main
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)                        Senator B.E. Shenton
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)                                 Senator F.E. Cohen
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)                             Senator J.L. Perchard
Deputy of Grouville                                      Senator S.C. Ferguson
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)                        Senator A.J.H. Maclean
Deputy S. Pitman (H)                                    Senator B.I. Le Marquand
Deputy M. Tadier (B)                                    Senator F. du H. Le Gresley
Deputy of St. Mary                                        Connétable of St. Ouen
Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)                               Connétable of Trinity
Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)                              Connétable of Grouville
Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)                                Connétable of St. Martin
                                                                      Connétable of St. John
                                                                      Connétable of St. Clement
                                                                       Connétable of St. Peter
                                                                       Connétable of St. Lawrence
                                                                       Connétable of St. Mary
                                                                       Deputy J.B. Fox (H)
                                                                        Deputy of St. Ouen
                                                                        Deputy of St. Peter
                                                                        Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)
                                                                        Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)
                                                                        Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)
                                                                         Deputy of St. John
                                                                         Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)
                                                                         Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)
                                                                         Deputy E.J. Noel (L)
                                                                          Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)


THE STATES adopted paragraph (a)(v) of the proposition of the Deputy of St. Martin, and requested the Chief Minister to inform States members in a Report presented to the Assembly, or in a Statement to the Assembly, of the action he had already taken and the action he intended to take in respect of the report dated 10th September 2010 into the suspension of the former Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police prepared for the Chief Minister by Mr. Brian Napier QC (‘the Napier Report’) and, in particular to provide information in respect of what training, procedural and other corrective measures, if any, he had taken in order to ensure that personnel issues, and in particular disciplinary issues, were managed appropriately in the future.


Members present voted as follows –


POUR: 26                                            CONTRE: 20                                          ABSTAIN: 0

Senator A. Breckon                                Senator T.A. Le Sueur
Senator F. du H. Le Gresley                    Senator P.F. Routier
Connétable of St. Helier                         Senator P.F.C. Ozouf
Connétable of St. Lawrence                    Senator T.J. Le Main
Connétable of St. Mary                           Senator B.E. Shenton
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)                       Senator F.E. Cohen
Deputy of St. Martin                               Senator J.L. Perchard
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)                  Senator S.C. Ferguson
Deputy J.B. Fox (H)                                Senator A.J.H. Maclean
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)                           Senator B.I. Le Marquand
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)                       Connétable of St. Ouen
Deputy of Grouville                                 Connétable of Trinity
Deputy of St. Peter                                  Connétable of Grouville
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)                    Connétable of St. Martin
Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)                    Connétable of St. John
Deputy S. Pitman (H)                                Connétable of St. Clement
Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)                                 Connétable of St. Peter
Deputy of St. John                                     Deputy of St. Ouen
Deputy M. Tadier (B)                                Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)
Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)                               Deputy E.J. Noel (L)
                                                                    Deputy of St. Mary
                                                                    Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)
                                                                    Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)
                                                                    Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)
                                                                    Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)
                                                                    Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)