ONLY a handful of people turned out for a public meeting last night to discuss the pay of States Members.
Two meetings were arranged for members of the public to express their views on how much States Members are paid, one at 5.30 pm and the other at 7.30 pm. At the first, just six members of the public were present.
The States Members’ remuneration review panel members will make recommendations on possible pay increases after hearing from the public and States Members. The timing of a pay review for States Members was one of the issues brought up at the meeting.
‘This is the wrong time to be talking about rises in States remunerations,’ said Sue Lissenden, of St Brelade. ‘The States should have a graduated system that goes up through the years. At the moment, it would be a bad message to increase States remuneration because of the economic situation.’
• Picture: Only a handful of people turned up for the first of two meetings held at St Paul’s Centre.