Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is seeking to explain the reduction in the budgetary allocation proposed for his Ministry.
The Ministry’s budget has been cut by 2-percent when compared to last year’s allocation.
Mr. Chuck says this year’s budget for the Ministry does not include monies provided last year for several judgement debts. He says that includes funds used to compensate citizens impacted by the 2010 Tivoli Incursion.
Minister Chuck says the Justice Ministry will request additional funds if it expends its budgetary allocation before the fiscal year ends.
And, the Justice Minister says the budget for the justice sector, in general, has increased.
That includes the various courts, the Court Management Services and the Administrator General’s Department.