New inquiry: Crown dependencies: development since 2010

20 March 2013

The Committee is calling for evidence on the extent to which the Ministry of Justice has implemented the recommendations of its predecessor’s 2010 Report on the Crown Dependencies

In particular, the Committee seeks views on how implementation of recommendations made by the previous Committee has affected the operation of the constitutional relationship between the Crown Dependencies and the UK Government in relation to:

  • Scrutiny of insular legislation by the Ministry of Justice;
  • Consultation of the Dependencies by Government Departments on UK legislation in which they have an interest;
  • Issues relating to good government; and
  • International representation of the Dependencies by the UK Government.

The Committee invites written submissions on these issues by noon on Friday 10 May 2013.

Submitting written evidence

As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximise efficiency, the Committee is piloting a new web portal for online submission of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be sent via:

The personal information you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of attributing the evidence you submit and contacting you as necessary in connection with its processing. The Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act. We may also ask you to comment on the process of submitting evidence via the web portal so that we can look to make improvements. If you have any queries or concerns about the collection and use of this information or do not wish your details to be used for the purpose of collecting feedback, please advise the Committee at providing your full name, address, and if relevant your organisation.

Each submission should:
a) be no more than 3,000 words in length
b) be in Word format with as little use of colour or logos as possible
c) have numbered paragraphs
d) include a declaration of interests.

If you need to send a paper copy please send it to:

The Clerk
Justice Committee
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London SW1P 3JA

Please note that:

Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission, but may be referred to within a proposed memorandum, in which case a hard copy of the published work should be included.
Memoranda submitted must be kept confidential until published by the Committee, unless publication by the person or organisation submitting it is specifically authorised.

Once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee. The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to make public the written evidence it receives, by publishing it on the internet (where it will be searchable), by printing it or by making it available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure. The Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.
More information on submitting evidence to Select Committees may be found on the parliamentary website at:

Please be aware that the Houstice Committee is unable to investigate individual cases.

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