During parliamentary question time in the Andalucian Parliament, the Justice Minister Emilio de Llera confirmed that the Junta de Andalucia has done nothing to help the cause of the residents of Carmenes del Mar. The minister argued that the Law of Emergency Management (la Ley de Gestión de Emergencia) “is not intended to cover” the requests made in the non-binding resolution approved by parliament last February, and that consequently, the Junta “only offers collaboration and active assistance”, which presumably means that the Junta will not do anything to prevent disaster but will try to help after the fact.
The member of parliament for the PP, Juan Ramón Ferreira, who posed the question during a parliamentary session on October 13th, expressed "surprise and disappointment" at the manner in which the minister dismissed the predicament of the home owners in Carmenes del Mar. "It is an injustice to abandon the people who live there, who don't deserve what they are living through and are guilty of nothing. The Ministry for Development should take this matter much more seriously to avoid an even bigger tragedy", said Mr. Ferreira.
Watch a video recording of the question and answer below.