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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 ten 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, appointed in November 2014, comprises:

​Department ​Minister
​Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst
​External Relations Senator Sir Philip Bailhache
Economic Development Senator Lyndon Farnham
Education, Sport and Culture Deputy Rod Bryans
Home Affairs Deputy Kristina Moore
Health and Social Services Senator Andrew Green
​Housing Deputy Anne Pryke
​Planning and Environment ​Deputy Stephen Luce
​Social Security ​Deputy Susan Pinel
Transport and Technical Services Deputy Eddie Noel
Treasury and Resources Senator Alan Maclean