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Should Jersey appoint an Ombudsman to deal with your complaints?

Last year the States Assembly agreed, in principle, to appointing an ombudsmen. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey is considering appointing an ombudsman to deal with complaints about public services in the island.

The proposal would replace the States of Jersey Complaints Panel, which was established to deal with complaints about a decision by any Minister or Government department.

Last year the States Assembly agreed, in principle, to appointing an ombudsman.

The government is now asking islanders to have their say as part of a 12 week consultation.

Today’s launch of the consultation marks an important step towards improving openness and transparency in government which was a key recommendation of the Jersey Care Inquiry and the Jersey Law Commission.

– Deputy David Johnson, Chairman of the Legislation Advisory Panel

Islanders can complete an online survey or attend one of two public meetings at St Paul's Centre on Monday 9 September at 1pm or Tuesday 10 September at 6pm.