Comments

Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Andrew Lewis, Deputy for St Helier Districts 3 and 4, to the Inquiry providing an account of his experience as Assistant Minister for Home Affairs from 2006 to 22 October 2008 and as Minister for Home Affairs from 22 October 2008 to December 2008. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW4/B2/4/WS000709

Date

February 8th 2016 - February 8th 2016

Scope and Content

Provides information about his background including an overview of his education, career, business interests, outside interests and involvement in various chemes relating to young people. Describes events prior to him entering politics, his election in 2006 and remarks about private interests whilst in politics. Includes a description of his responsibilities and role as Assistant Minister for Home Affairs including remarks about his relationship with Wendy Kinnard, the relationship between Wendy Kinnard and other States members including Frank Walker, and Frank Walker's influence over the political structure in Jersey. Includes comments about the Home Affairs Department and the States of Jersey Police, referring to his early involvement, oversight of policy and budget and the need for a Police Authority. Refers to the extension of the Chief Officer's contract in 2006, commenting on the relationship between Graham Power and Wendy Kinnard. Refers to responsibility for the political oversight of Operation Rectangle from May 2008, referring to emerging concerns with Operation Rectangle and comments about Operation Rectangle and the media. Outlines his developing impressions of Graham Power and Lenny Harper, comments about the appointments of David Warcup and Mick Gradwell and describes developing concerns with Operation Rectangle. Refers to changes to the States of Jersey Police media policy following the arrival of David Warcup. Sets out details of meetings with Wendy Kinnard prior to her resignation and his promotion to Minister for Affairs on 22 October 2008. Comments on a press briefing on 12 November 2008 and outlines the rationale behind his decision to suspend Graham Power on 12 November 2008. Sets out details of a meeting with Graham Power on this date and comments on the aftermath of Graham Power's suspension, referring the Napier Review, comments made by Ian Le Marquand and the findings of a Report by Wiltshire Police. Also comments on the perception of Graham Power's suspension. Comments on reform to law on corroboration evidence due to concern regarding difficulty securing abuse convictions. Also includes comments on certain passages of the Inquiry witness statements of Graham Power, David Warcup, Bill Ogley and Wendy Kinnard. Finishes with closing comments about his experiences and his recommendations to the Inquiry.

Names

Aubin, Michael
Austin-Vautier, Steven
Bailhache, William
Baker, André
Barnard, Derek
Bonney, Robert
Carter, Brian
Cornelissen, Anton
Crich, Ian
Donnelly, Claude James
du Val, Shaun
Edmonds, John Henry
Flowers, David
Fossey, Alison
Gradwell, Mick
Griffin, Nicholas, QC
Grime, Mark
Harper, Lenny
Hewlett, Peter
Higgins, Mike, Deputy
Hill, Bob, Deputy
Kinnard, Wendy
Le Claire, Paul, Deputy
Le Cocq, Timothy
Le Feuvre, Iris
Le Marquand, Ian
Le Sueur, Terry
Lewis, Andrew, Deputy
McPhail, Cameron
Minty, David
Napier, Brian, QC
Ogley, Bill
Oliver, Ian, Dr
Perchard, Jim
Pettigrew, Ian
Pitchers, Sir Christopher
Pollard, Mike
Power, Graham
Reed, James
Rhodes, Neil
Richardson, John
Roberts, Sylvia
Sculthorp, John
Shenton, Ben
Shenton, Dick
Shurmer, Angharad
Simpson, Scott
Skinner, Ian, Dr
Syvret, Stuart
Tapp, Matt
Walker, Frank
Warcup, David
Wateridge, Gordon
Williamson, Andrew
ACPO Homicide Working Group
Appointments Commission
Association of Chief Police Officers
Attorney General
BDO Alto Limited
Betley Whitehorne
Betley Whitehorne Image
British Broadcasting Corporation
Chamber of Commerce
Chief Minister's Department
College of Policing
Constable of St Mary
Corporate Management Board
Council of Ministers
Customs and Immigration Service
De La Salle College
Defence Committee
Eversheds Sutherland
Fire Service
Firearms Law Liaison Group
Grampian Police
Hansard
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Home Affairs
Home Affairs Committee
Independent Advisory Group
Institute of Directors
Jersey Care Leavers' Association
Jersey Child Protection Committee
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Police Authority
Jersey Property Holdings
Law Officers' Department
Lincolnshire Police
Lothian and Borders Police
Manchester United
Metropolitan Police Service
Newsnight
Operation Blast
Operation Rectangle
Policy and Resources Committee
Prison Board of Visitors
Public Accounts Committee
Sports, Leisure and Recreation Department
St John's Church
St Peter's School
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
The Guardian
The Image Group
University of Oxford
Victoria Tower
Wiltshire Police
Young Enterprise
Youth Court

Keywords

Channel Islands | England | Gibraltar | Guernsey | Haut de la Garenne | Hertfordshire | Jersey | Lincolnshire | Morecambe Bay | Oxford | Scotland | Soham | St Helier | St John | St Mary | St Ouen | Victoria Tower | Wales | Weighbridge | Westminster | Wiltshire | abuse | allegations | businessmen | Children | child abuse | child protection | children's homes | conduct | Constables | corruption | deputies | evidence | home affairs | IJCI | inquiries | investigations | ministers | Police | Politics | resignations | senators | statements | suspensions | witnesses | witness statements | young people

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

PDF file - please click on the link to download

Closed until

2100

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