Emergency talks about Plémont loan

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EMERGENCY discussions about Plémont involving the Chief Minister and the National Trust for Jersey were held on Tuesday evening following the start of one of the most anticipated States debates in years.

The House voted to adjourn the sitting after nearly three hours of discussion to give Senators Ian Gorst and Sir Philip Bailhache time to talk to the trust about Deputy Geoff Southern's amendment and whether the organisation would be in a position to take on a States loan to buy Plémont before paying it back over ten years.

Earlier in the day Members voted to allow a discussion on St Saviour Deputy Jeremy Macon's proposal to extend the time given to the trust to repay a possible loan outlined in Deputy Southern's amendment. However, Deputy Macon's amendment failed by 11 votes in favour to 39 against.

The debate is due to resume at 9.30 am on Wednesday morning. Full report of events in Wednesday's JEP.

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