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Digital copy of Email Correspondence involving Frank Walker concerning an email circulated by the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the investigation by States of Jersey Police into historic child abuse. [Some details redacted]. For Frank Walker's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 6 January 2016, see ZC/D/AW4/B2/14/WS000697.

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Reference ZC/D/AW4/A5/14/WD008018
Date March 2nd 2008 - March 4th 2008
Scope and Content • Email dated 2 March 2008 from Graham Power to Frank Walker titled Email circulated by the Health Minister. Expresses gratitude for Mr Walker's support in the Historic Abuse Enquiry, providing details regarding the number of disclosures of physical and sexual abuse. Expresses concerns regarding an email circulated by the Health Minister [Senator Stuart Syvret, Minister for Health and Social Services] in respect of its impact on the police investigation into historic child abuse and issue of political inteference. Refers to an independent review of the enquiry by Andy Baker (Deputy Director, Serious and Organised Crime Agency) on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers. Includes response by Frank Walker stating that he advised the Health Minister and others not to intefere in the police investigation, and assurance regarding commitment to assist the Police in respect of support and resources needed to carry out their investigation and to bring guilty parties to justice. Also includes response by Graham Power to Frank Walker about the matter, referring to comments made by the media, the responsibilities and duties of Ministers, and future approach to political enquiries. • Email dated 3 March 2008 from Frank Walker to the Council of Ministers titled Police investigation. Refers to disquiet about media statements issued by the Police in relation to discoveries at Haut de la Garenne and issues warning about political interference in the police investigation. Includes response from Ben Shenton regarding internal questioning of political issues, and a response by Frank Walker clarifying the matter. Email chain forwarded to Graham Power by Wendy Kinnard, and from Graham Power to Lenny Harper on 3 March 2008. Includes response by Lenny Harper, referring to an article in the Daily Telegraph regarding media strategy and a remark by the Chief Minister.
Names Bailhache, William
Baker, André
du Val, Shaun
Fossey, Alison
Harper, Lenny
Kinnard, Wendy
Minty, David
Nibbs, Louise
Ogley, Bill
Power, Graham
Shenton, Ben, Senator
Syvret, Stuart, Senator
Walker, Frank
Association of Chief Police Officers
Council of Ministers
Daily Telegraph
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
Home Affairs
Serious Organised Crime Agency
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
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Digital copy of Email Correspondence involving Frank Walker concerning an email circulated by the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the investigation by States of Jersey Police into historic child abuse. [Some details redacted]. For Frank Walker's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 6 January 2016, see ZC/D/AW4/B2/14/WS000697.

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