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Chief minister was unaware of civil servant secondment

The chief minister has told Tynwald he was unware one of his most senior civil servants was being seconded to the Channel Islands, until it was a "done deal".

Economic Department Chief Executive Colin Kniveton is going to Sark in November to set up a civil service there.

Allan Bell said he knew about the post but not that Mr Kniveton had applied for and got the job.

He was asked by Middle MHK Howard Quayle whether he was in favour of the move:

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