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Should the dates of Tynwald sittings be adjusted each year to avoid half term breaks?

Dates and times of sittings up for debate in today's sitting

Should the dates of Tynwald sittings be adjusted each year to avoid half term breaks?

That's the question up for debate in the Island's parliament this morning.

A report from the Tynwald Standing Orders Committee has been presented to members, alongside a number of recommendations.

Onchan MHK Julie Edge says if members don't like the sitting dates and times, they shouldn't have stood for election:

But Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper has argued long Tynwald sittings discourage people from doing just that:

Members are still debating the possible changes - you can follow live coverage on Manx Radio AM 1368, DAB, online and on smartphone apps.

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