Tynwald Sitting

Almost the first order of business the President asked members to confirm suspension of standing orders so that we could sit until 10pm, a full order paper some 40 items plus 2 on a supplementary paper.

 

A total of 26 oral questions.

 

25 written questions. There were some substantial items both in expenditure terms such as the replacement of the East Cliff Resource Centre and construction of a new day services centre, Clagh Vane redevelopment new build and at long last approval for the Douglas promenade scheme.

 

Strategic Sea Services and the future user agreement were discussed briefly and members concluded that the floor of Tynwald was not the place to discuss or conduct further negotiation.

 

From my departments perspective the Animal Health Act 1996 Amendment aimed at eradication bovine viral diarrhoea was passed.

 

Finally item 40 a Petition for Redress on the Protection of the Historic Built Environment bought by David Cretney MLC to appoint a Select Committee to consider the same was defeated based on the fact that my department is already taking decisive action to address the backlog of registrations and move the registration and conservation process forward in conjunction with the Conservation Forum and Manx National Heritage.

 

Finally finished at 10.30pm – home by 11 – no supper for me.