The City argues that this money (which payment for the Central Government) is required to meet the needs of many families Lorca who are having a hard time because of the crisis.
The Councillor for Citizen Security of the City of Lorca, Belén Pérez, reported that closing the prison deposit to a savings of 600,000 euros Lorca.
This is money that the City had to spend in areas such as catering for prisoners, and actually had to provide the Government of the Nation.
Therefore, within the cost-saving measures the city council is implementing, was asked repeatedly to the Ministry of Justice to pay the deposit that was costing the prison, and there was no positive response to the request of City Hall.
The refusal of the Ministry, the City Council proceeded to meet his due, as additional provision marks the 5 th of the Basic Law on Local Government.
In this way, and as by the Law, the depot was closed prison and opened the tank of detainees to justice that municipal authorities had earlier in the outbuildings of the local police.
The PSOE, as always, clogging and confused
On the criticisms made by the PSOE in this regard, the City Council have invited the party to "thoroughly examine what the law says and not talk about after hearing", and wondered if the PSOE prefer â‚¬ 600,000 annually to be paid by Zapatero's Lorca have to pay. "
Belén Pérez was also noted that "when the reservoir was closed to the PSOE seemed like a good measure to save and now, as a show of inconsistency and internal contradictions, change your mind."
Belen Perez clarified that the letter of the Government Office which has been referred to the PSOE "no deposit required to reopen the prison, but asks you to enable an alternative as a store of detainees, which the City Council had already made and communicated The Delegation of the Government. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca