1 (a). Is it right that the number of Senators has been reduced, thus limiting
the choice for Islanders as a whole to choose their political leaders?
1 (b). If no, what would you seek to do about it?
2. The States Pension age is going to be progressively increased over the next few years. Would you support legislation preventing employers from compulsorily retiring people who have not yet qualified for their pension, to prevent them being left without any income other than such welfare as they may qualify for?
3 (a). Would you support measures to stabilise the population at current levels?
3 (b). If not, how do think Jersey can accommodate further population growth?
4. Who will have your support to be the next Chief Minister?
5. Would you like Jersey to move towards a more progressive tax system?
6. Do you think GST should be retained in its present form, abolished, reduced or increased?
7 (a). Is Ministerial Government working the way it was envisaged?
7 (b) If not, what would you do to remedy the situation?
8. With the long-term stagnation of the housing market, the private rental sector is once again growing in importance. Would you support an overhaul of tenancy law to strike a fairer balance of rights and duties between residents and landlords?
9. Do you have a view on whether the extensive importation of UK Civil Service managers on short contracts is beneficial, or whether there should be more emphasis on career development for local civil servants?
10. Which, if any, public services would you like to see the States cutting?
Would you support increased Social Security contributions, ring fenced to protect future pension & health benefits, but not as a way of raising income for the Treasury.
David Cabeldu - St Clement:-
1. (a). no, but see 1B
1.(b). Completely overhaul the makeup of the States via input to States Reform Commission. Reduction in OVERALL numbers being one move
2. Ideally, Yes, although a blanket legislation may be counter-productive, as employers may lower their sights on taking on older employees.
3. (a). Yes
4. if he declares, Senator Alan Breckon
7. (a). No
7. (b). (See Q 1B) States Reform via independent commission
8. The current tenancy agreements seem to be fair. I would suggest that only the question of deposits is an issue
9. We should look at our existing talent base and use that before the culture of 'UK is Best' Succession and training is key
10. Not education or health (the reverse). Cuts in bureaucracy & procurement would save more in the first instance before public spending cuts should happen
11. A good idea, but I would like to see an in-depth report
Gerard Baudins St Clement:-
1.(a). A retrograde step
1.(b). Increase island-wide representation
4.Sen A.Maclean (if he stands) otherwise I. Gorst (if he gets in)
7.(a). Ministerial Government not working.
8. Believe the balance is about right.
9. The latter.
10. The unnecessary ones eg Water Resources Law
11. Yes, but not if large