HC Deb 29 October 1980 vol 991 cc283-5W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the current provision relating to the Housing and Em-

barrels per day, indicating the approximate percentage that this represents of the total of gas produced in each field.

Mr. Gray

The following table provides the information requested for the third quarter of 1980 and compares it with average gas flaring for 1979 as a whole, as stated in appendix 4 of my Department's "Brown Book" dated June 1980:

ployment Laws of the Channel Islands, and the availability of published legal literature on the laws that govern the inhabitants of the islands.

Mr. Whitelaw

The main provisions relating to housing are to be found in: the Housing (Jersey) Law, 1949, as amended; the Housing General Provision (Jersey) Regulations, 1970, as amended; the Housing (Control of Occupation) (Guernsey) Law, 1975; and the Housing (Control of Occupation) (Implementation) Ordinance, 1975, as amended. Provisions relating to employment are to be found in a variety of Island laws.

Copies of Island legislation are obtain. able from the States Greffe in each Island. The availability of other published legal literature is not the responsibility of the Island authorities but in both Islands the Greffe officials are available to give advice to litigants in person.

Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the Government's responsibility for appointing the Crown Officers in the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey and for their actions.

Mr. Whitelaw

It is the responsibility of the Home Secretary, in his capacity as Privy Councillor responsible for the affairs of the Channel Islands, to advise Her Majesty the Queen on appointments to the offices of Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff, Attorney-General and Solicitor-General in both Bailiwicks.

The Crown Officers are accountable at law for their actions; and the Crown has the ultimate responsibility for the good government of the Islands.