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Tynwald set to confirm statutory board chairmen

The November sitting of Tynwald gets under way today (Tuesday), with almost £1.5 million set to be spent by the Department of Social Care and the Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority.

Also up for discussion by the court are new fisheries byelaws and three new committees to review government policy.

But it looks set to be another short sitting, with only eight questions for oral answer and 19 for written reply.

Questions cover a range of topics, including prosecuting children for committing criminal damage, rehabilitating drug offenders and selling off criminal's assets.

The Liberal Vannin Party dominates questions for oral answer, with more than half the queries coming from Kate Beecroft and Zac Hall.

Speaker of the House of Keys Steve Rodan will ask how much a still-unpublished report into the Steam Packet Company cost the Office of Fair Trading.

The court will be asked to back Chief Minister Allan Bell's choices for the top jobs in the Island's statutory boards, and three committees are to be set up to review economic, social affairs, and environment and infrastructure policy.

You can hear full coverage of the November sitting of Tynwald on Manx Radio's AM 1368 frequency, from 10.30am.

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