Senator calls for Department of Justice in Jersey
Thursday 15th November 2012, 5:00AM GMT.
NEW Department of Justice with a minister in charge should be created to ensure that there is political accountability for justice policy, according to a States Senator.
Senator Lyndon Farnham wants the Chief Minister to look into creating the new department, which would be similar to the UK’s Ministry of Justice, because he says there is currently a gap in the system which means that there is no one to hold to account or to be scrutinised by politicians when it comes to justice matters.
He has now lodged a proposition with the States calling for Chief Minister Ian Gorst to investigate the possibility and report back to the States by the end of July 2013.