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Mammoth question paper for Tynwald

Last sitting of court before summer recess

Members will get their teeth stuck into issues such as work permits, dental health and the dredging of Peel marina when Tynwald sits later.

There are a mammoth 51 questions on the order paper - 26 of them for oral answer.

It's the final sitting of the court before the summer recess, meaning it's the last chance for members to ask oral questions in parliament until October.

Dr Alex Allinson kicks off the questions by asking the treasury minister about pension freezes for those living overseas.

It's one of three questions the Ramsey MHK is set to ask in the court - with the others concerning the relevance of the DEC's special needs policy and the standard of dental health care services in the north.

Eleven different voices will be heard during oral questions today - including East Douglas member Clare Bettison's, who's to ask Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer about the clearing of horse excrement from Douglas promenade.

Other topics on the agenda are progress on the Enterprise Development Scheme, feedback on the Patient Transfer Service and the total bed capacity in Island nursing homes.

You can hear full coverage of the sitting from 10.30am this morning, on air, online and on our smart phone apps.

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