The States of Guernsey, officially called the States of Deliberation, consists of 45 People's Deputies, elected from multi- or single-member districts every four years. There are also 2 representatives from Alderney, a self-governing dependency of the Bailiwick, but Sark sends no representative. There are also 2 non-voting members - the Attorney General and the Solicitor General both appointed by the monarch. Laws passed by the States are known as 'Ordinances'.
Parochial douzeniers representing parish authorities were removed from the States in 2004, as part of constitutional reform which also introduced ministerial government under a Chief Minister.
The legal system is derived from Norman French and English common law, justice being administered by the Royal Court.
Herm Island Tranquil holiday island paradise just east of Guernsey. Details of White House Hotel, self catering cottages, camping and life on Herm. http://www.herm-island.com/
Guernsey Car Hire Car rental operator. Prices and fax back form. http://www.guernsey-car-hire.com/
States of Guernsey Tourism The official internet home of the tourist board. Resources include accommodation guide, events, beaches, attractions, heritage and nature, travel details, newsletter and brochure request form. http://www.visitguernsey.com
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