Site for Jersey's new hospital to be decided this week?

THE preferred site for the new hospital could finally be decided this week, with ministers seeking approval for Overdale from States Members.

Deputy Jess Perchard   Picture:DAVID FERGUSON. (29615246)
Deputy Jess Perchard Picture:DAVID FERGUSON. (29615246)

During this week’s sitting, the Assembly will also decide whether to approve a series of measures relating to the Carbon Neutral Strategy, the introduction of which was approved by the States Assembly last year.

The aim of the strategy is to make Jersey ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030 and Deputy Jess Perchard’s proposition is calling for the public to be consulted on how the number of non-essential and non-commercial vehicles could be reduced in Jersey.

Meanwhile, a further £50 million could be borrowed to establish the fiscal stimulus fund, which is due to be launched in the coming months to finance projects designed to boost the Covid-hit economy.

Treasury Minister Susie Pinel has brought the proposals to ‘support local employment and local business’.

A total of 25 written and 28 oral questions have been tabled for the sitting.

The Chief Minister is due to be asked about succession planning for the role of the government chief executive, following the resignation of Charlie Parker last week.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Richard Renouf will be asked about the potential impact that the reduction of flights resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic will have on Islanders who require medical treatment in the UK.

Home Affairs Minister Len Norman and International Development Minister Carolyn Labey are due to face questions without notice.

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