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FTP debate: deputies say where they stand

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FEWER than half of States members have pledged their unequivocal support for its big savings initiative ahead of its make-or-break debate this week.

FEWER than half of States members have pledged their unequivocal support for its big savings initiative ahead of its make-or-break debate this week.

A snapshot survey by the Guernsey Press, asking how each deputy felt about the Financial Transformation Programme, showed that 21 were fully behind it.

But while 20 were broadly in favour of the programme many were willing to consider changes to some of its crucial aspects.

Only two deputies said they would not support the FTP.

Four politicians were unavailable to comment.

States champion for the savings programme, Treasury and Resources minister Deputy Gavin St Pier, urged deputies to focus on the problem at hand – the £31m. hole in States finances.

  • Part one of the Guernsey Press survey is in today's newspaper, with part two published tomorrow.

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