Jersey

Jersey emergency food stocks studied by chief minister

Jersey's chief minister said he would re-examine whether there should be emergency food stocks in the island.

Senator Ian Gorst was responding to a question asked in the States over whether the island still had a three month reserve of basic food supplies.

Constable Philip Rondel said he wanted to know whether the island could feed its residents in the event of transport links being lost.

Senator Gorst said there had been no buffer stocks since 1995.

He said large retailers now held food stocks in UK warehouses and shipped them to the island as needed.

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