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Minister faces housing revolt

The Social Care minister has been warned of a fight over at least one of the recommendations for the re-shaping of the Island's housing authorities.

At a summit at Mount Murray, Chris Robertshaw presented a review, saying authorities should be cut to streamline services.

At present there are 17 separate bodies overseeing public housing - he wants a single, centralised body or four regional authorities.

But Onchan Commissioners Chairman Rob Callister says the board will fight the plan.

He says Onchan's current approach helps local people:


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