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Teachers, diesel loco and post office questions in Keys

Update on foster carer numbers also sought

The dozen questions, lined up for House of Keys members to answer today will be started off by one about the ongoing teachers' pay dispute.

Julie Edge, Onchan, wants the chief minister to talk about his strategy in tackling industrial action in schools.

Three weeks ago, Howard Quayle announced there was to be an independent review into the dispute.

Ramsey member Lawrie Hooper wants details about what's been happening while the diesel loco, owned by the Department of Infrastructure, has been inoperable.

In a post-Brexit question, he also wants details about Manx preparations for customs checks between the UK and the European Union.

And, in a Post Office question, he wants to know of any alternative plans, if savings planned for the retail network don't materialise.

Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse is curious to know more government thoughts on free TV licenses for the over-75s: he wants a statement from Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas.

Ayre and Michael member Tim Baker asks the government and Health Minister David Ashford in particular, about progress in recruiting foster carers.

Twelve questions in total for oral answer.

The session starts at 10am, and you can listen to it via Manx Radio's AM1368 frequency, online at manxradio.com and via the smartphone apps.

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