Population debate delay at odds with desire to press on
Tuesday 25th June 2013, 5:00PM BST.
DELAYING debate on a new population management regime would be at odds with the States’ desire to ‘get on with the job’, the chief minister has said.
Peter Harwood was responding to a move by Deputy John Gollop to draft a sursis to stop debate on the report at this week’s States meeting to allow for more public consultation.
‘The States has been trying to develop a mechanism by which we can start to manage the size and make-up of the island’s population for many years,’ said Deputy Harwood, pictured.
‘To sursis this debate, which would bring about further delay, would seem to me to be at odds with the States’ continually stated desire to get on with the job at hand.’
As well as the sursis, the report will face a raft of amendments from deputies.