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Voisinage and customary law review
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THE STATES assembled on Tuesday
10th March 2009, at 09.30 a.m. under
the Presidency of the Deputy Bailiff,
Michael Cameron St. John Birt Esquire.

Voisinage and  customary law review P.1/2009

THE STATES commenced consideration of a proposition of Senator Ben Edward Shenton, and, following discussion, acceded to his request that paragraph (a) of his proposition relating to Voisinage and customary law: review (P.1/2009 lodged ‘au Greffe’ on 6th March 2009) be withdrawn.

THE STATES, adopting paragraph (b) of the proposition, agreed to request the Chief Minister to review and investigate possible overlaps between customary law and statutory provisions in this area and make recommendations as appropriate.

Members present voted as follows –

POUR: 43                                                CONTRE: 3                        ABSTAIN: 1
Senator S. Syvret                     Connétable of St. Brelade         Senator F.E. Cohen
Senator P.F. Routier                      Deputy J.B. Fox (H)      
Senator P.F.C. Ozouf                    Deputy of Trinity      
Senator T.J. Le Main            
Senator B.E. Shenton            
Senator J.L. Perchard            
Senator S.C. Ferguson            
Senator A.J.D. Maclean            
Senator B.I. Le Marquand            
Connétable of St. Ouen            
Connétable of Trinity            
Connétable of Grouville            
Connétable of St. Martin            
Connétable of St. John            
Connétable of St. Saviour            
Connétable of St. Peter            
Connétable of St. Lawrence            
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)            
Deputy of St. Martin            
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)            
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)            
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)            
Deputy of St. Ouen            
Deputy of Grouville            
Deputy of St. Peter            
Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)            
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)            
Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)            
Deputy S.S.P.A. Power (B)            
Deputy S. Pitman (H)            
Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)            
Deputy of St. John            
Deputy M. Tadier (B)            
Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)            
Deputy of St. Mary            
Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)            
Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)            
Deputy E.J. Noel (L)            
Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)            
Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)            
Deputy A.K.F. Green (H)            
Deputy D. De Sousa (H)            
Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)            

THE STATES rejected paragraph (c) of the proposition to request the Chief Minister to examine the cost of legal representation in Jersey in civil cases involving customary law and examine whether the cost of defending cases involving customary law was excessive and unjust.

Members present voted as follows –

POUR: 21                                              CONTRE: 25      ABSTAIN: 1
Senator S. Syvret                              Senator P.F. Routier                Senator F.E. Cohen
Senator T.J. Le Main                              Senator P.F.C. Ozouf      
Senator B.E. Shenton              Senator J.L. Perchard      
Connétable of St. John               Senator S.C. Ferguson      
Connétable of St. Peter               Senator A.J.D. Maclean      
Connétable of St. Lawrence              Senator B.I. Le Marquand      
Deputy R.C. Duhamel (S)               Connétable of St. Ouen      
Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier (S)               Connétable of Trinity      
Deputy J.A. Martin (H)                       Connétable of Grouville      
Deputy G.P. Southern (H)               Connétable of St. Brelade      
Deputy of St. Peter                               Connétable of St. Martin      
Deputy J.A. Hilton (H)                         Connétable of St. Saviour      
Deputy P.V.F. Le Claire (H)                Deputy of St. Martin      
Deputy S. Pitman (H)                          Deputy J.B. Fox (H)      
Deputy of St. John                                Deputy of St. Ouen      
Deputy M. Tadier (B)                              Deputy of Grouville      
Deputy A.E. Jeune (B)                           Deputy J.A.N. Le Fondré (L)      
Deputy of St. Mary                                Deputy of Trinity      
Deputy T.M. Pitman (H)                          Deputy S.S.P.A. Power (B)      
Deputy M.R. Higgins (H)                  Deputy I.J. Gorst (C)      
Deputy D. De Sousa (H)                        Deputy A.T. Dupré (C)      
                                                        Deputy E.J. Noel (L)      
                                                        Deputy T.A. Vallois (S)      
                                                         Deputy A.K.F. Green (H)      
                                                         Deputy J.M. Maçon (S)