Just a short snippet on Harcourt Developments. For a company that has now missed several extended deadlines, the fact that Harcourt still owes money to the States of Jersey does not give a good impression of its financial management. Would you sign a contract for someone to carry out a task if they still owed you money from some time ago?
1.4 THE DEPUTY OF ST. JOHN OF THE MINISTER FOR TREASURY AND RESOURCES REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS BY HARCOURT:
In response to my written question on 28th April 2009, the Minister advised that Harcourt owed a considerable sum of money to Transport and Technical Services and the Waterfront Enterprise Board Limited. Would the Minister inform the Assembly whether these outstanding bills have now been settled and, if not, has the 'robust credit control procedure' been applied and, if so, what action has been taken?
There are no monies owed to WEB
The monies owed to Transport and Technical Services have not been paid by Harcourt.
Transport and Technical Services and Treasury officers have been pursuing this debt through the standard States debt recovery procedure. If this procedure is not successful, the Law Officers will be instructed to pursue recovery of this debt via the Courts.
André Maurois knew the problem - Maurois was a quotable French author of the early 20th century. One quote of his that came very much to mind on a couple of occassions last week is (in...
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