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Tynwald pay committee could come from off Island - Edge

Vote to be held in November after amendment defeated

The MHK, who is demanding greater independence for any body looking into Tynwald members pay, says it could come from off-Island:

Julie Edge had questioned the depth of perceived independence of the original panel, whose suggestions for a new pay structure have been debated by Tynwald.

Her amendment (see below) was voted down after a lengthy debate on changes suggested by an independent panel, including past Chief Minister, Sir Miles Walker.

It will now be put to a combined vote next month.

Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper says the return of the health minister, who was absent from the Court yesterday, could swing the balance:

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