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Shortage of lollipop people for Island's school children

Children in Governor's Hill will get a new school crossing patrol soon - but it'll be a while before they're in place.

So says Home Affairs Minister Bill Malarkey, who faced questions in the House of Keys this week about an Island-wide shortage of lollipop people.

North Douglas MHK David Ashford said parents at Cronk-y-Berry School had been complaining for some time there was nobody manning their crossing.

Mr Malarkey said background checks had delayed appointing a new member of staff, and the school wasn't a  high priority for the department:

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