Friday, 14 October 2011

St John

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?

11. 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.

Patrick Ryan:-

1.(a). No
1.(b). Consult with public - General Election and 12 senator all-island mandate are mutually exclusive. Which one more important?


3.(a). Yes - but current level is about 100ks.

4.Ian le Marquand or Ian Gorst - not sure yet, but ne objection to publicising voting.

5. Yes.

6. Both abolished and increased: Taken off food and consider luxury rate.

7.(a). No - most scrutiny ineffective.

7.(b). Reduce members by about 10, increase pay for those with more responsibility, including Scrutiny, reduce pay for those without responsibility and in this way improve calibre of members. When calibre of members better, you will get much better Scrutiny.

8. Yes.

9. Latter for sure!

10. Full review of services, but frontline Health, Education and Police should not be cut.


David Ward:-

David Ward:-
1. (a). No
1. (b). --


3(a). Yes.
3.(b). --

4. Until ALL candidates have declared it is difficult to say.

5.No. But all taxes should be collected, especially from seasonal/part time employed.

6. Retained in present form.

7. (a). NO
7. (b). The system needs to be assessed and revised. Possibly allowing the Chief Minister to select his own cabinet.

8. Sorry I don't know enough about the present statutes to comment.

9. There should be much more emphasis on local talent and training. GB is not a sparking example of local gov't.

10. Reduction of all middle managers across the States.

11. YES.

Andrew Lewis:-

Dear Mr Rotherham

Thank you for your letter and the interest that the JRA express in the forthcoming elections.

The candidates have all been invited to complete a questionnaire by the JEP that will no doubt be published in the near future. I am not therefore minded to answer another set of questions but would respectfully ask that you refer to my website to learn of my policies and opinions on a number of local issues.

With kind regards
Andrew Lewis
PS I am returning your SAE so that you can make use of it for another mailing.

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