Responding to the Opposition’s statement on the Government cutting down trees to accommodate a habitat for Barbary Partridges to be sent from Morocco, the Government has insisted that full consultation was made with all parties, and the programme was embarked upon as part of the Government's ongoing attempt to conserve the Barbary partridge population on the Rock.
The GSD Opposition is concerned that Government has instructed a private company to cut down trees in the green area which is immediately north of St. Bernard's chapel -through which a pathway leads to Jacob's ladder and Windmill Hill- in order to proceed with the importation of Partridges from Morocco.
Following serious allegations of bullying made by a group of graduate trainees against a top Civil Servant, the Opposition called upon the Government to make a formal statement on the matter. A No.6 statement released yesterday evening insists that Chief Secretary Ernest Gomez is to take charge of an investigation into the allegations and counter allegations made.
During a debate held in the UK Parliament last month, Europe Minister David Lidington responded to MPs questions on Gibraltar; including an inquiry put to him by Andrew Rosindell, Conservative MP for Romford, and long-term friend of Gibraltar. Mr. Rosindell probed the Europe Minister on whether Foreign Affairs Minister William Hague had met with the European Commission to discuss Gibraltar, this year.
The Government has today insisted that the GSD is hypocritical in their criticism of the Government’s recently launched ‘Affordable Housing Scheme’. A No.6 Statement on the matter today said, ‘It is clear that the Opposition have been stunned by the community’s hugely positive response to the launch of the Government’s new housing schemes and, rather than maintain a prudent silence on the matter, they have felt compelled to comment in order to find something to be critical about.
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