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The Council of Ministers is the Government of Jersey. The Council is led by the Chief Minister and made up of eleven other Ministers. The Government has responsibility for all of Jersey’s domestic and fiscal affairs and increasingly, the Island’s international affairs.
The responsibilities of the Council are set out in law and include the following:

  • co-ordinating policies and administration;
  • discussing and agreeing policy affecting two or more ministers;
  • prioritising executive and legislative proposals.

One of the first tasks of the Council is to draw up a Strategic Plan for Jersey within four months of its appointment. The plan outlines the Council’s aims and objectives and gives a timetable for implementation. Once the Strategic Plan is approved by the States Assembly, it is the role of the Council to make sure it is properly and efficiently delivered.

​The current Council of Ministers is as follows:

​Department ​Minister
​Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré
​External Relations Senator Ian Gorst
Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Senator Lyndon Farnham
International Development Deputy Carolyn Labey 
Infrastructure Deputy Kevin Lewis
Social Security Deputy Judy Martin
​Children and Housing Deputy Jeremy Maçon
​Home Affairs ​Connétable Len Norman
​Treasury and Resources ​Deputy Susie Pinel
Health and Social Services Deputy Richard Renouf
Environment Deputy John Young
Education Deputy Jeremy Maçon