The Senator spoke out to defend the approach adopted by the Council of Ministers in discussing matters in private session – of the 12 items on tomorrow’s order paper, ten are on the part ‘B’, or secret agenda.
Senator Walker argued that the Council’s approach actually protects the public interest in many instances.
‘We never keep things secret any longer than we have to,’ said the Senator.
‘I know there is a perception that we work behind closed doors too much.
‘However, the press and public have much more open access to government information in Jersey than in many other places, including the UK.’