Garff MHK Daphne Caine is calling for the establishment of a children’s commissioner role, as exists in Jersey and across the UK.
Mrs Caine, the former children’s champion, described that role as being not fit for purpose, and said that a ’non-political’ commissioner could be more effective as an ’independent human rights monitor’.
The champion role should be replaced with a children’s commissioner who could be ’more effective than any single backbencher could ever be’.
After initiating the debate on the issue, Mrs Caine received support from members such as current children’s champion […]
While islanders are facing a mountainous gas price hike this winter, MHKs have revealed that it could’ve been much worse.
Tynwald yesterday backed the recommendation of the Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority to increase the price cap by 2.1 pence per unit of gas (27.5%). This, Manx Gas says, allows it to break even on the gas it is selling on island.
During the Tynwald debate Onchan MHK Rob Callister described voting for the increase as a ‘leap of faith’ but one he said he would take after Treasury Minister David Ashford outlined the support that would be available for the lowest […]