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Crown Dependencies: Prerogative Remedies

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recourse the Government has had to prerogative powers in respect of (a) the Channel Islands and (b) the Isle of Man, in the last 12 months. (171204)

The prerogative powers are used all the time in respect of the Crown Dependencies, most usually in the granting of Royal Assent for insular legislation and in the making of appointments of Crown Officers. In the past 12 months Royal Assent has been given to 56 Laws for the Channel Islands and eight for the Isle of Man. There has been one new appointment which is that of the new Solicitor-General for Jersey which is still under way.