JERSEY’S Health Department has had a £1.8 million claim for costs for the historical child abuse inquiry rejected by Treasury.
The JEP understands that the department has been asked to justify a part of the claim which asks for £864,000 to cover costs for the psychology trauma support team, which provides support for victims of abuse.
It is believed that the sum is considered to be far too high. The claims were contained in a proposition which was briefly lodged by the Treasury Department before being withdrawn last week following concerns over the money being requested.
Treasury Minister Senator Philip Ozouf (pictured) said that it was essential that the sums being claimed by departments could be justified.