18 June 2013
Dear States Member
In view of the continuing international publicity about “Finance Centres”, the proceedings of the G8 conference, the meeting of Chief Minister Gorst with the Prime Minister and the forthcoming visit by the UK Select Committee under the chairmanship of Sir Alan Beith M.P. besides many other matters of concern,
I write to request that the Council of Ministers be required to call a public meeting or meetings, so that the electorate of
Jersey can be better informed about the discussions and negotiations that have already taken place and to discuss what is proposed for the future.
Also, that the general public might be better informed about the task of the UK Select Committee and that the membership might be encouraged to meet with the electorate of Jersey in a public forum to explain the purposes of the Select Committee directly, and to engage in discussions with and receive oral and written submissions from the people of Jersey both privately and in public.
CC to all elected Jersey States’ Members.