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.
Shelley Rose St Saviour 2:-
1. (a). No
1.(b). Reduce number of Deputies, remove Constables & make island mandate for all
3. (a). Absolutely - we need work permits immediately & stricter housing control.
3.(b). It cannot.
4. Totally depends on who puts themselves forward and what their manifesto would be - I would support people like Alan Breckon, Roy le Herrissier or Ted Vibert if they get elected/re-elected and put themselves forward.
5. Yes we need a graduated tax system. The rich should pay more.
6. Abolished on food and domestic fuel - the rest maintained at 5% permanently if it's not removed altogether.
7. (b). Adoption of all Clothier Report recommendations
8. Definitely. Absolutely and immediately!
9. We should raise up our own civil servants and absolutely slash top wages forthwith.
11. Possibly if no other alternative, but not by much - we can generate revenue through graduated tax system being introduced.
Footnote: Dear Mr Rotherham
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your work on this questionnaire.
I am strongly of the opinion that the everyday residents' rights and plight are just never taken into account by successive governments and I applaud the JRA's consistent efforts to address serious issues on Islanders' behalf. Be always assured of my support
Roy le Herissier St Saviour 3:-
Obviously it is hard to summarise complex issues, but here goes.
1.The reduction in senators' numbers was a prelude to fundamental reform, as the office could become untenable with the move (also in the Law) to a single period of office (4 years). I want a move to larger constituencies and a single type of member. It's crazy that one office is "more democratic" than others.
2. Would support lifting of compulsory retirement.
3. Yes, but population control is not a precise science!
4.A person who will promote inclusive government.
6. Exemptions must be re-visited.
7. (a). No.
7. (b). More inclusivity.
9. much more emphasis on succession planning.
10. i don't want cutting for cutting's sake. I would expect proper efficiency reviews.
11. Yes, Soc. sec. should remain hypothecated, but it depends on how/whether we can reform broader tax system.