Question to the DOI Minister – 15th Jan 2019

2019-03-12T10:30:44+00:0030 January 2019|

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure:
In respect of the Energy from Waste Plant:

(a) what availability fee was paid in each year from 2012;

(b) what annual rent was paid in each year from 2012 to the Isle of Man Bank via the Sale and Leaseback […]

MHK Blog 21st to 27th January 2019

2019-01-26T09:43:57+00:0026 January 2019|

Blog 27 Jan 19It has definitely been a strange week with a few meetings and briefings cancelled at the last minute, but I have involved myself in a number of Constituent matters this week that required very detailed correspondence to be drafted.

A massive […]

Housing deficiency rises above £6m

2019-01-24T14:28:19+00:0024 January 2019|

The government will need to pay out more than £6m to cover the local authority housing deficiency in the 2019-20 financial year.

Onchan MHK Rob Callister asked in this week’s Tynwald sitting how much the Department of Infrastructure was providing local authorities to cover housing deficiencies.

Douglas, the island’s largest authority with […]

‘They don’t enforce planning’

2019-01-23T15:05:23+00:0023 January 2019|

A committee is calling for evidence following calls by Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper to investigate planning policy.

Chairman of the policy review committee Rob Callister MHK has confirmed the committee is going to conduct an inquiry into the operation of the planning system, with particular reference to planning enforcement.

Mr Hooper […]

MHK claims rising incinerator costs ‘unfair’ on local authorities

2019-01-23T15:03:31+00:0023 January 2019|

Callister questions costs

A 5.7% increase in gate fees at the Energy From Waste Plant (EFW) is unfair on local authorities according to an MHK, and shouldn’t be taken at ‘face value’.

The hike comes into force from 1 April and will result in charges of £91.93 per tonne for domestic waste, and £183.04 for commercial waste.

The […]

MHK Blog 14th to 20th January 2019

2019-01-19T20:48:03+00:0019 January 2019|

Blog 20 Jan 19This week was definitely “High Noon” for UK Politics as our Parliamentary colleagues in Westminster finally got to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which has dominated UK media coverage for the past eighteen months.

The debate certainly escalated to a […]

Political surgery in Onchan this weekend

2019-01-19T20:49:42+00:0018 January 2019|

Onchan MHK Rob Callister is hosting his first political surgery of 2019 this weekend.

Mr Callister is hosting his surgery at the Onchan Hub (community centre) on School Road on Saturday, January 19 between 10am and 11.30am.

He said no appointment is needed and he is happy to discuss any local […]

More clarity needed on Treasury proposals

2019-01-12T08:52:00+00:0012 January 2019|

Minister withdraws items from Tynwald sitting

Onchan MHK Rob Callister says he’s relieved Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan has withdrawn two items from next week’s Tynwald Order Paper.

Changes to Employed Person’s Allowance and Income support regulations were proposed.

The first was that a lone parent would have to work 30 hours per week rather than the […]

MHK Blog 1st to 13th January 2019

2019-01-12T08:40:32+00:0012 January 2019|

Blog 13 jan 19Back into the office this week after an enjoyable Christmas break, which was only interrupted by a continuing heavy cold throughout the Christmas period.

I still genuinely believe that 2019 will be the most difficult year for this political administration. I […]

MHK Blog 24th to 31st December 2018

2019-01-01T12:48:22+00:001 January 2019|

Blog 31 Dec 18A New Year is definitely a blank book, so time to write a new chapter, a new story in 2019 – Happy New Year!

I must also apologise for not posting my weekly Blog on Saturday morning as normal, but I […]