SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, Sep 24 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, has visited the island of La Palma this Friday and guaranteed that there will be “protection” for those affected by the volcanic eruption so that they do not have to worry about paying for the basic supplies contracted for their homes.
Speaking to journalists after visiting the people who are still housed in the Breña Alta military shelter, he commented that the Ministry is going to work on the development of a set of measures so that those affected have the “maximum possible protection” in all areas and thus to help them start the “rebuilding of a new life”.
Along these lines, he commented that there are legal instruments to give them protection as vulnerable consumers and the Ministry is going to work so that “the last thing they have to worry about is the contracts for basic supplies, which may be a cause for concern. “.
Garzón has specified that they want to have all the information of those affected because they want to “legislate” and not that there is “only solidarity” with the island.
He has commented that “the concern of families is essential because they have lost homes and it has a huge impact”, and as they would have several contracted services such as water, electricity or internet, it is likely that costs will continue to operate if no modification is made.
“We want this not to be a concern because they will have expenses that must be addressed,” he pointed out, also indicating that all information on insurance will be collected to prepare special measures.
According to the minister, “it is an anomaly” that they pay for services that are not received and there he is convinced that they will also find the “understanding” of the companies.
Garzón has also highlighted the “exemplary response exercise” carried out on La Palma by civil society and administrations as it has been “fast and effective in the face of a catastrophe”, also thanks to the contribution of scientists and their detailed information on the eruption and evacuation plans.