The day to day work of the States of Guernsey is divided among a senior committee (Policy and Resources), six principal committees and seven additional committees. Each committee is independently responsible to the States of Deliberation.
The Committee for Health and Social Care, for example, is responsible for diagnosis and treatment of health conditions, adult social care, welfare and protection of children and families, mental health, environmental health, health promotion and care of the elderly.
- Health and Social Care
- Home Affairs
- Education, Culture and Sport
- Environment and Infrastructure
- Employment and Social Security
- Economic Development
Although all of these committees can have non-voting members, not all choose to do so. The committee is free to decide whether or not it wants any external expertise at the board table.
Two further committees work to the same system:
- Development and Planning Authority
- Transport Licensing Authority
Other States committees
Two States committees are different. They are required to have two members who are not Deputies as part of their terms of reference and these members have a vote.
- States Trading Supervisory Board
- Scrutiny Management Committee