Other lists of petitions
Petitions with response
Ministers responded – 3 June 2021
Personal tax allowances exceed the maximum amount someone will receive for a Social Security pension. Making old age pensions tax exempt would not benefit the 50% of pensioners that do not pay tax.
Ministers responded – 30 April 2021
The Government is exploring a number of potential policy options for COVID Status Certification. Full consideration is being given to the ethical and legal implications as part of this process.
Ministers responded – 9 April 2021
From Good Friday 2 April, alcoholic drinks table service resumed, without the need for an accompanying meal.
Ministers responded – 22 February 2021
Covid related school closure by the Minister for Education must be necessary and proportionate, agreed by the Minister for Health and Social Services and supported by medical advice.
Ministers responded – 17 February 2021
The proposed lease of the site to a third-party business venture and the creation of five-a-side football pitches is considered a breach of conditions created when the land was gifted to the Public.
Ministers responded – 10 February 2021
The built environment, legislation, education and publicity all contribute to improving road safety. The STP will include consideration for how new liability laws could encourage change .
Ministers responded – 11 February 2021
The current Island Plan Review affords an opportunity to improve the planning policy regime that will shape the future of St Brelade’s Bay and its role in the island’s tourism industry.
Ministers responded – 15 February 2021
A new financial support scheme was launched on 9th February to provide extra financial support for the worst affected businesses though a monthly lump sum payment or grant.
Ministers responded – 8 February 2021
Teachers in an at-risk category will be captured in the 1st wave of the COVID vaccination delivery schedule. Further prioritisation by occupation has not been recommended by the UK’s JCVI at present.
Ministers responded – 8 February 2021
The importance of the support that partners and relatives can provide to pregnant women is recognised but this needs to be balanced against the need to keep women and staff safe from Covid.
Ministers responded – 19 January 2021
Decisions about when to apply measures are based on the specific infection patterns observed. This targeted approach led to the difficult decision to temporarily close indoor sport and exercise venues
Ministers responded – 5 January 2021
Following my appointment as the new Minister for Children and Housing on 17 October 2020, I have committed to re-examine the proposed Jersey Care Memorial.
Ministers responded – 29 December 2020
While an individual household can celebrate Christmas Eve, based on medical advice, and although difficult for many of us, different households should not gather. This will keep us all safer.
Ministers responded – 24 December 2020
Many families are naturally concerned about Christmas, but the legal powers to close schools depend on the risk of spreading the virus and medical advice has not supported closure on these grounds.
Ministers responded – 21 December 2020
The Minister welcomes this petition and recognises that everybody should be able to access menstrual products, but cannot commit to following the approach taken in Scotland.
Ministers responded – 17 December 2020
The Development Control team within IHE, at time of writing, have not received any recent planning applications for the site in question.
Ministers responded – 11 December 2020
The Minister is unable to support this petition, but new fireworks Regulations will be brought in due course seeking to achieve a balanced approach to regulating the use of the noisiest fireworks.
Ministers responded – 23 November 2020
Ministers will review support for children with serious medical conditions requiring feeding equipment. The CPC benefit provides fair assessment of personal care needs; there are no plans to review it
Ministers responded – 23 October 2020
To remove People’s Park, St. Andrew’s Park and Millbrook sites from the Hospital Shortlist. The petition received 1,006 signatures which requires a Ministerial response.
Ministers responded – 4 September 2020
Broad Street will remain closed as long as there is health advice to support physical distancing in town.
Ministers responded – 26 August 2020
The Minister for Treasury and Resources does not support this petition and has made it clear that the Government is not in a position to write off the tax liability for 2019.
Ministers responded – 2 April 2020
"Support for Self-employed People" - Statement made by the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.
Ministers responded – 5 August 2020
The Bay of Granville Agreement establishes the fisheries management regime in the Normano-Breton Gulf. Ministers have agreed that some aspects need reviewing and that process is currently ongoing.
Ministers responded – 31 July 2020
Since this petition commenced, the States Assembly has adopted three propositions which set out the detail of the Government's Covid-19 strategy and border policy.
Ministers responded – 24 July 2020
The Treasury & Resources Minister does not support this petition. She considers the planned reduction strikes the right balance between the competing needs of consumers and those of local retailers.
Ministers responded – 16 July 2020
Patriotic Street is needed as a public income generating carpark. The free use for health workers was only ever meant to be a temporary measure while the hospital was under pressure from Covid 19.
Ministers responded – 21 May 2020
Stay at Home restrictions have now been eased to allow islanders to be out for six hours resulting in beaches being used more normally. The Regulations, therefore, need to remain in place.
Ministers responded – 19 May 2020
Since 2019 (https://petitions.gov.je/petitions/200196) no new evidence has emerged on safety of 5G networks. There are still no substantiated health impacts from mobile phone services, including 5G.
Ministers responded – 14 May 2020
The Government recognises the significant contribution of public service workers. However, we are not in agreement that public service workers should receive a 30% uplift at this time.
Ministers responded – 1 May 2020
The Minister, having taken into consideration factors including those listed in full below and the position of the World Health Organisation, rejects the petition.
Ministers responded – 1 May 2020
The Minister is sympathetic to calls to move all taxpayers onto a current year payment basis. The Minister does not support the part of the petition calling for Government to freeze tax immediately.
Ministers responded – 8 April 2020
Jersey entered 'lockdown' on 30 March so there was no need to debate the e-petition. However, the Assembly met on 2 April (online) to debate legislation to enforce the lockdown.
Ministers responded – 20 April 2020
The Minister for Education recognises parent and carer concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on childcare provision. Childcare providers can apply for a range of Government support measures.
Ministers responded – 8 April 2020
The Minister decided to close Government provided schools and colleges from 23rd March 2020. Her decision, made on 18th March 2020, was based on medical advice presented at the Emergencies Council.
Ministers responded – 12 March 2020
We understand and appreciate Islanders’ concerns. As a key part of our response to the Care Inquiry, the memorial must be a sensitive focus for reflection and an enduring promise to Jersey’s children.
Ministers responded – 11 March 2020
Whilst fully supportive of the principle to reduce the use of avoidable single use plastic, further investigation is required to assess if a plastic ban is the best way forward.
Ministers responded – 21 November 2019
The Government has amended the original proposal and is now proposing to extend chargeable parking hours until 6pm and increase the unit cost of parking by 5p.
Ministers responded – 24 July 2019
The Council of Ministers recognises the importance of Liberation 75 and is proposing the 8th May as a bank holiday in addition to the 9th. As such, a bank holiday on the 11th May is unnecessary.
Ministers responded – 17 July 2019
Health and environmental protection is a priority for Government. There are no substantiated health impacts from mobile phone services including 5G. 5G services are being implemented around the world.
Ministers responded – 21 June 2019
Plant based plastics are readily available in Jersey from commercial suppliers and many establishments use these products. These plastics are single use items, thus reusable options are preferred.
Ministers responded – 20 June 2019
The existing rules are fair and are reasonably generous to dog walkers. They take account of the broad range of other reasons why both residents and tourists visit Jersey’s beautiful beaches.
Ministers responded – 15 June 2019
As already announced, the amended improvements to the Square will ensure that the road will not be permanently closed and traffic flow, particularly at peak times, is not impeded.
Ministers responded – 14 June 2019
Throughout the negotiations, all reasonable steps were taken to resolve matters. There was never any reason to call strikes whilst talks were still happening, in the view of the SEB.
Ministers responded – 15 May 2019
50% of pensioners do not pay any income tax. Making old age pension exempt would not benefit those pensioners with the lowest incomes, because they do not pay income tax under the existing system.
Ministers responded – 12 March 2019
Strong evidence shows cervical screening in women under 25 does more harm than good
Ministers responded – 1 February 2019
It is not common practice in Jersey to use legislation to set minimum prison terms. Further research is needed to establish if resources should be diverted to monitoring offenders for their whole life
Ministers responded – 11 January 2019
There is currently insufficient evidence to justify a ban of products containing glyphosate, and we will continue to monitor E.U. & U.K. professional authorities’ advice and respond appropriately.
Ministers responded – 14 December 2018
The actions requested by the petitioner will be considered as part of the work on the development of an Island-wide strategy for the diabetes service.
Ministers responded – 6 December 2018
It is intended to bring forward Regulations which would require public firework displays to be licenced by the relevant Connétable.
Ministers responded – 2 December 2018
The States recently agreed to bring forward legislation to allow cannabis-derived medicinal products to be prescribed. However Cannabis remains a controlled drug.