Population policy back on agenda


Last week Members voted on 19 of about 70 amendments to the plan, which sets out the Council of Ministers’ social, environmental and economic priorities for the next three years.

This morning they were debating Deputy Geoff Southern’s proposals to change the ministers’ population policy.

The Jersey Democratic Alliance politician has asked Members to agree that a separate debate on population be brought to the House within six months of the plan being adopted.

He also wants to scrap the 100,000 population cap set by the ministers and replace it with a level set by the States. The Deputy also wants to remove the immigration level of 150 heads of household a year and replace it with a level set by Members.

See this week’s editions of the JEP for all the latest on the Strategic Plan debate.


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