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First Tynwald sitting of the year

Questions for Infrastructure Minister

Tynwald sits this morning for the first time in 2016.

A host of issues are due to be discussed at parliament's first gathering in what is an election year on the Island.

Members have tabled 19 questions, all but two for spoken answer.

The Infrastructure Minister will face several of those following a busy Christmas period for his department.

The safety of phone masts, flood defence systems in Douglas, and the Enterprise Development Fund will all be raised in Question Time.

DoI minister Phil Gawne will be asked about the demolition of Laxey bridge following severe bad weather across the Island in December.

A Tynwald committee report critical of the DoI's handling of dredging in Peel harbour will be laid before the court, for discussion at a later date.

When members embark on the Order Paper, Treasury Minister Eddie Teare will make a second statement in three months on issues surrounding pension freedoms.

Member for the Treasury Bill Henderson MLC will then bring forward a number of ammendments to both pensions and benefits legislation.

And you can hear full coverage of the January sitting of Tynwald on Manx Radio AM 1368, online at ManxRadio.com, or on the iPhone and Android apps - this morning from 10.30am

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