Statement Regarding the Change of Minister at the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for the Crown Dependencies
Wednesday 14 June 13:13
The Minister for External Relations, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache commented:
“The Government of Jersey has developed a productive working relationship with Ministers and officials within the Ministry of Justice, which has responsibility for overseeing the relationship between the UK Government and the Crown Dependencies. I am confident that this relationship will continue following the appointment of the new Ministerial team both during the period of the Brexit negotiations and thereafter.
I would like to join the Chief Minister in thanking Sir Oliver Heald for his service and support for the Crown Dependencies during his tenure as Minister. I look forward to working with the new Minister with responsibility for the Crown Dependencies, once portfolios have been allocated over the coming days.
The Department for Exiting the European Union is our main point of contact on Brexit matters. Once again, we expect our good relationship with DExEU to continue under any Ministerial team. Whilst appointments are still being announced, work amongst officials continues to ensure that the Island’s best interests are fully represented during the Brexit negotiations”