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Former minister claims chief minister threatened to disband the DOI

Chris Thomas also resigns from position as chair of Housing and Communities Board

The chief minister says the future of the Department of Infrastructure needs to be determined over Tynwald's summer recess.

Alfred Cannan has given a statement to the court today (18 July) after asking minister Chris Thomas to step down from his role on Sunday.

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But taking to the floor Mr Thomas accused his former boss of threatening to disband the DOI over the weekend:

However Mr Cannan said that wasn't the case:

Mr Thomas, who is an MHK for Douglas Central, also resigned from his position as chair of the Housing and Communities Board telling the court he had lost confidence in Mr Cannan or his Council of Ministers. 

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