Deputy labels exclusion rules as ‘ambiguous and ill-defined’
EXCLUSION rules which stopped two Education committee members from taking part in college funding discussions are ‘ambiguous, ill-defined and procedurally flawed’, according to one deputy.
Deputies Carl Meerveld and Andrea Dudley-Owen were not allowed to participate in talks with the colleges because they ‘have or will have children attending the colleges as fee-payers’.
This was considered to be a ‘special interest’ under rule 49 of the States’ rules of procedure, and the committee was reduced to three members in their absence.
South-East deputy Rob Prow said this chain of events had highlighted everything that was wrong with the current exclusion rules.