Members put forward their own plans for States reform
Friday 2nd August 2013, 2:00PM BST.
TWO compromise propositions to address the ‘perceived and actual unfairness’ to St Helier residents under plans to reform the States were lodged today.
Senator Philip Ozouf has officially submitted a proposition which would retain Option B – which received a majority of votes in the 24 April referendum – but with the addition of an extra Deputy in each of the St Helier districts to bring the total number of States Members to 44.
A proposition lodged by Deputy Trevor Pitman would see the Assembly made up of 46 members – 12 Constables and 34 Deputies.
Meanwhile, Senator Lyndon Farnham said that he was considering lodging an amendment to the proposition to include six Senators in the Assembly to preserve the Island-wide mandate of the office.