8am meeting Environment and Infrastructure Sub Committee discussing programme for government and priorities.
10am  House of Keys Sitting only one question for me around what action has been taken by environmental health to prevent further deterioration of Castle Mona. I was pleased to be able to report that my department had carried out a detailed inspection on the 11th & 12th October and whilst the building was perhaps not in prime condition it was not at risk and there is a developer interested in the same who is aware of the situation. There were a further 16 oral questions in total with three for written answer.
A radio interview later confirmed the situation to Manx Radio.
The Dogs (Amendment) Bill 2016 for first reading from my department.
We were then able to appoint a new Chaplain Venerable Andrew Brown.
Then followed two Bills for the second reading, Bills for Exchange (Amendment) Bill 2016 and  the Treasury Bill which deals with treasure trove.
Lunchtime presentation on Strategic Sea Services.
Afternoon Policy and Strategy Meeting DEFA, a fairly heavy agenda followed by an all Department meeting.
Supper in Peel at the Boat Yard very festive and ambient, great food and service as always.