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Disability row is about spending priorities, GSD insists

The GSD has dismissed the Gibraltar Government’s reply to its criticism on disability legislation, insisting again that the core underlying issue is about spending priorities.

The Opposition said it fully understood the cost issues affecting the implementation of disability legislation, more so to the private sector, and had stated as much.

Not only that, the GSD added, it had suggested solutions to confronting the cost.

“The Government has in any event had five years to implement the UN Convention, which was commitment in their 2011 manifesto,” the GSD said.

“In that time the Government has embarked on a record spending spree.”

“The reality is that the GSLP-Liberals have had plenty of time and money, but have decided to prioritise huge spending in other areas.”

“Moreover, it is all very well for the Chief Minister now to say that there will be significant financial implications in the implementation of the UN Disability Convention but this must have been known to him when he promised implementation both in his manifesto and in answer to questions from the public during the 2015 election campaign.”