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Home Affairs refresh security policy

Home Affairs refresh security policy

Thursday 14 November 2019

Home Affairs refresh security policy

Home Affairs will put an updated Bailiwick Security Policy before the States which considers how Brexit will affect our national defence.

The committee has produced a policy letter setting out a 'high-level statement', which the States will be able to debate on 27 November.

"The Bailiwick Security Policy is a high-level statement of our Committee’s commitment to keep islanders, visitors and businesses safe and secure," said Home Affairs President Mary Lowe. "The policy objectives highlight the broader security environment and will need to mature over time. These high-level policy objectives will be delivered in conjunction with stakeholders within and outside of the Committee, and will be developed and supported by more detailed plans."

"The Bailiwick Security Policy sets out the core overarching security framework currently in place and includes the UK government’s responsibility for our national defence, and the Bailiwick Law Enforcement’s responsibility for our physical and border security.

Alderney breakwater November 2019

Pictured: The States of Guernsey maintains the Alderney breakwater as its contribution to national defence. 

"The UK’s withdrawal from the EU (whenever and however it may occur) has the potential to further complicate national and regional security but both parties are already alert to that possibility and are seeking to work together to ameliorate any negative effects.

"Notwithstanding Brexit, the UK will remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council and remains committed to its membership of NATO. We will maintain our links to the United Nations and NATO through the UK."

Pictured top: Castle Cornet. 

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