Senator Ben Shenton says that Economic Development Minister Philip Ozouf broke the ministerial code of conduct when he signed a decision to give the association money without saying what it was for.
Senator Shenton has written to the Deputy Chief Minister to complain.
He says that if he does not bring a vote of censure – effectively a motion to admonish a Member debated by the States – against his fellow Senator, two other Members have indicated that they will.
Senator Shenton’s formal complaint will be discussed by the Council of Ministers at their next meeting.
He has also written to Attorney General William Bailhache to see if the Public Finances (Jersey) Law was broken.
States Comptroller and Auditor General Christopher Swinson reported this week that Senator Ozouf made the decision to give the association a further £45,000 without reference to his department, and without clearly setting out what he expected the association to do with it.
Mr Swinson reported that in total the association received twice the amount of taxpayers’ money they usually get, but that despite the £190,000 in grants they still contrived to lose £30,000 on the event.