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Queen's Pier debate in Tynwald

Tue, 12 Apr 2011

Tynwald is debating the future of the Queen's Pier in Ramsey.


Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne is asking for £1.8m to protect the structure and make it safe.


This would pave the way for future refurbishment, which would cost another £10m or more.


Given the fears about the government's finances and the state of the economy, spending money on fixing the pier is a controversial issue.


Demolition would cost £2.2m pounds and Mr Gawne has already said he'll come back to Tynwald asking for permission to knock it down, if politicians vote no today.






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