Collective responsibility endorsed by report

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

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Collective responsibility provides stability and certainty which benefits business and allows the government to be held to account by the public.

That’s the main conclusion of a report undertaken at the request of Liberal Vannin leader Kate Beecroft back in March.

Mrs Beecroft asked the Council of Ministers to investigate alternative systems for ensuring collective responsibility is enforced in a more open and democratic way.

Chief Minister Allan Bell said Jersey had recently voted to introduce collective responsibility and in Guernsey the system had also been advocated.

‘It’s not the Chief Minister dictating what goes on,’ he said, adding: ‘If only.. it would make life so much easier.’

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