Last week, the GSD Opposition urged the Government to reveal exactly how many Government rental properties will be provided during their first term. The Government has today responded by noting that the housing projects announced to date will cater for approximately 950 flats, about 140 of which have been earmarked for rental.
A Government statement released today added, ‘the exact number will be known once the tenders have been awarded and the exact room composition is known. The Government have announced five housing projects and put three of them to tender in only 14 months. It took the GSD ten years to get to this position. Therefore their continuous nitpicking on these issue lacks any credibility.’
Following the Opposition’s criticism of the Government’s willingness to consider offering NaPro Technology to couples struggling to conceive, the Government insists that they make no apology for having introduced IVF. They also add that this method may not be accepted by some couples, so they are willing to provide and alternative.
Media – Police Reports
From 0700hrs 22/02/13 to 0700hrs 24/02/13
1 Person arrested for Disorderly conduct Whilst Intoxicated.
1 Person arrested for Driving Whilst Disqualified.
2 Persons arrested for Driving Whilst Over The Prescribed Limit.
1 Person arrested for Using a Motor vehicle Without a Policy of Insurance.
During Friday’s Parliament session, the Chief Minister tabled a motion on the video broadcasting of parliamentary proceedings. Mr. Picardo noted that as part of the Government’s initiative to update and modernise Parliament.
In a speech, made to the Speaker, the Chief Minister insisted that he believes the majority of Gibraltar’s community are looking forward to being able to see the workings of Parliament through high quality video cameras, which are set to be installed following the refurbishment in March.