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  1. Cease paying income tax on Social Security pensions.

    The government responded on 15 May 2019

    50% of pensioners do not pay any income tax. Making old age pension exempt would not benefit those pensioners with the lowest incomes, because they do not pay income tax under the existing system.

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  2. Lower the age for a smear test from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.

    The government responded on 12 March 2019

    Strong evidence shows cervical screening in women under 25 does more harm than good

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  3. Higher sentences for paedophiles.

    The government responded on 1 February 2019

    It is not common practice in Jersey to use legislation to set minimum prison terms. Further research is needed to establish if resources should be diverted to monitoring offenders for their whole life

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