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Today in Tynwald

A look ahead to March business

Tynwald is in session this morning, after a busy month in Manx politics.

A shock census result, lively debate over buildings in the north and a change of patient transfer provider - to name but a few issues - have given members much to discuss.

The court will vote on a minimum wage hike, and the Health Minister will bring forward a proposal to scrap the cap on home social care costs.

There's also a change in gambling rules inbound, which would allow betting shops to open on Good Friday.

Later, the Policy and Reform Minister will deliver a statement on the implications of the 2016 Census figures.

There are reports to consider on free travel for pensioners, and the conduct of clergymen.

Finally on the agenda, two motions from LibVan members.

Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper will urge the Manx Utilities Authority to lower its water rate, while his Onchan colleague Julie Edge is seeking a review of employment costs government-wide.

As always, you can hear full coverage of the sitting from 10.30am on Manx Radio's AM1368 frequency, online and on mobile.

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