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“Better understanding” of Crown Dependencies in Whitehall

Chief Minister gives evidence to UK Justice Committee

Chief Minister Howard Quayle has told a House of Commons Committee he thinks there is a “better understanding” of Crown Dependencies in Whitehall than there has been in recent years. 

Mr Quayle appeared alongside ministers from Jersey and Guernsey at an evidence session of the Commons’ Justice Committee. 

He welcomed a ‘step back’ by the Ministry of Justice, which manages the Crown Dependencies’ relationship with the UK, allowing for more dialogue directly with departments. 

Consultation over Brexit fishing rights and constitutional autonomy regarding beneficial ownership registers were areas Mr Quayle said he felt could have been improved. 

Mr Quayle said he hopes the UK will bear Crown Dependencies in mind during further post-Brexit discussions: 

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