Prefecture: “The current organization for the support of populations provided by the State is satisfactory”


On March 28, in an oral question, the senator from Saint-Martin asked the government "to give the COMs of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy a full-service prefecture".

On May 15, Laurent Nunez, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior replied to the senator by recalling that "although the delegated prefect acts by delegation of the prefect of Guadeloupe, he ensures the effective management of services" in Saint- Martin. He specifies that “the organization in place responds above all to an operational logic: the delegated prefect has the services of the prefecture of Saint-Martin, designed as a flexible and integrated structure, having its own resources but above all capable of mobilizing the services. of the State in Guadeloupe for certain missions requiring expertise or a rare skill ". Laurent Nunez considers that" the duplication of services in Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin would go against the objective of rationalization and would be opportune: the proximity of the two territories with Guadeloupe does not argue in this direction ”.

According to him “the current organization for the support of populations and communities provided by the State is satisfactory”.

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