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Parliamentary Questions, Speeches, Motions and Reports

House of Keys

Question to the Chief Minister – 8th May 2018

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Callister) to ask the Chief Minister:
What factors are considered by the Council of Ministers when setting rent for Elderly Person’s Housing provided by the island’s local authorities and joint boards; and to what extent housing authorities can identify for tenants the relative amounts relating to individual factors and policy which set the levels of rent?

Link to Hansard (Page 594)

 

Question to the Health Minister – 24th April 2018

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care:

“What guidance his Department gives to women in the late stages of pregnancy about travel off Island, with special reference to the cost of repatriation in the case of premature confinement”

Link to Hansard (Page 8)

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Tynwald Court

Tynwald speech on behalf of the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee

Committee ReportEnvironment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee – First Report into Regional Sewerage Treatment Strategy for Peel.

Thank you, Mr President.

I rise today to ask this honourable Court to approve the Recommendations of the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee’s first report for this session.

This Report results from our investigation into Phase 2 of the Regional Sewage Treatment Strategy.

Mr President, I won’t go into the details of the very long history of the project to modernise the Island’s sewerage system here today.

It is fair to say that it has been in progress for […]

Sale of the Steam Packet Company

Steam Packet saleThank you Mr. President

Firstly, I wish to congratulate the Treasury Minister for his excellent opening remarks on such an important motion.

I also want to make some comments on the background to the situation we find ourselves in today, as well as ask for some reassurance on certain points by the Treasury Minister, before I finally decide how I will be voting on this Motion and its Recommendations before us today…..

The history of the Isle of Man Steam Packet is well documented, especially during the difficulties of the 1980’s when the […]

2018 Budget Speech

2018 BudgetThank you Mr. President

 

I don’t normally start my speeches with a negative comment, but I am disappointed with this Budget here today. 

 

I have read through a few of Mr Cannan’s Budget speeches as a Backbencher over previous years. 

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Committees

Opening remarks to the Select Committee on the organization and operation of the 2016 House of Keys General Election – Feb 2017

opening remarks to the Select Committee on the organization and operation of the 2016 House of Keys General Election - Feb 2017

Good Morning Mr Chairman & Honourable Members

First of all, I must thank the Committee for agreeing to hear my evidence this morning.

I must also start by putting on record that I felt that the 2016 House Keys General Election held in the constituency of Onchan was extremely well organised. In my opinion, the Returning Officer Mr Jeremy Callin and his staff showed an excellent level of professionalism to all Candidates throughout […]