Jersey has moved further than Crown`s other two dependencies in implementing its autonomy from the United Kingdom. In the preamble to the 2005 Jersey States Act, “it is recognized that Jersey has autonomous domestic affairs capabilities” and “it is also recognized that Jersey must increasingly participate in international affairs.” [46] In July 2005, the Policy and Resources Committee of the States of Jersey established the Constitutional Review Group, chaired by Sir Philip Bailhache, to “conduct a review and assessment of jersey`s potential pros and cons in seeking UK independence or any other progressive change in constitutional relations, while retaining the Queen as head of state.” The group`s “second interim report” was presented to states by the Council of Ministers in June 2008. [47] In January 2011, one of Jersey`s ministers was appointed for the first time as head of external relations and often referred to as the island`s “Foreign Minister.” [48] [49] However, the proposals for Jersey independence received no significant political or popular support. [50] [51] In October 2012, the Council of Ministers issued a “common policy on external relations”[52], which sets out a number of principles for the implementation of external relations, in line with existing commitments and agreements. The document states that Jersey is “a self-governing and democratic country with the power of self-determination” and that “it is not the government`s policy to seek independence from the United Kingdom, but to ensure that Jersey is ready if it is in the interests of the islanders to do so.” On the basis of established principles, the Council of Ministers decided to “ensure that Jersey is prepared to face external changes that could affect the island`s formal relations with the United Kingdom and/or the European Union.” From 15 October 2002, the Northern Ireland Assembly was suspended due to the collapse of the northern Ireland peace process, but on 13 October 2006 the British and Irish governments announced the St Andrews Agreement, a “roadmap” to restore decentralisation in Northern Ireland. [3] On 26 March 2007, Ian Paisley, Chairman of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), met for the first time with Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin, and jointly announced that a de decentralised government would return to Northern Ireland. [4] The executive was reinstated on May 8, 2007. [5] Several police and judicial powers were granted to the Assembly on 12 April 2010.