Population still public’s No 1 concern
Tuesday 6th March 2012, 2:45PM GMT.
POPULATION control is the main concern of Islanders who have submitted their views on what the States’ priorities should be during the next three years, the Chief Minister has said.
In January the Council of Ministers announced the first draft of their Strategic Plan, which set six key areas to be addressed: getting people into work, managing population growth and immigration, reforming Health and Social Services, housing the community, reforming government and the public sector, and developing long-term planning.
They then asked people to let them know whether these priorities were the right ones or whether anything was missing from the plan.
Chief Minister Ian Gorst said that the public consultation had been an important part of shaping the States’ policy for the next three years. ‘It has been very interesting to hear the views of the many Islanders who have responded to this consultation,’ he said.
‘Most respondents have expressed broad agreement with the six priorities we proposed, with the majority citing population control as their main concern.’