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Tynwald committees 'can't force non-IoM residents to give evidence'

Attorney General says it's not practical to issue summons against those off Island

It's not practical to force a non-Isle of Man resident to give evidence to a Tynwald committee.

That's from the Attorney General as the Island's parliament backed Chief Minister Alfred Cannan's motion for an independent review into government's handling of the Dr Rosalind Ranson tribunal.

Former Department of Health and Social Care CEO Kathryn Magson, who lives in the UK, was among those criticised by the tribunal for their behaviour towards the Island's former medical director, who was fired for whistleblowing.

While those who are summonsed to appear before a committee can face contempt proceedings for failing to do so, Walter Wannenburgh says that's not an option when the individual is off-Island:

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