THERE are 37 questions on Tynwald’s agenda, when the court sits again later today (Tuesday, October 16) for the first time since the summer break.
Fourteen are for oral answer, with the remainder for written answer.
The secondment of the chief executive of the Department of Economic Development, Colin Kniveton, is questioned by Howard Quayle (Middle). He will ask the Chief Minister if he was in favour of the move.
Allan Bell will also be questioned by Zac Hall (Onchan) about the extent of the financial reserves and debt of the island.
As the bus dispute escalates, Mr Quayle is asking Graham Cregeen MHK, the Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure, about contingency plans if there is a strike.
Richard Ronan (Castletown) is interested in the growth of tourism. He is asking Economic Development Minister John Shimmin MHK about plans to grow the industry.
John Houghton (Douglas North) has a detailed question about the proposed Classic Manx Grand Prix in 2013. He is to ask Mr Shimmin about appearance and prize money.
The proposal to have 15 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2015 is on David Quirk’s (Onchan) agenda. He is asking Mr Shimmin for a statement on the issue.
Mr Quayle’s third question is directed at Tim Crookall, the Education Minister. He wants to know about the financial cost of segregating pre-school children from mainstream children at primary schools. This has apparently been done in a number of schools after nurseries were privatised.
Alfred Cannan (Michael) is to ask Health Minister David Anderson about initiatives to cut bureaucracy and speed up delivery of ‘frontline services’.
Kate Beecroft (Lib Van, Douglas South) is to ask Mr Anderson about safeguards for the Liverpool Care Pathyway, which is concerned with caring for dying people.
Mr Hall’s second question is for Infrastructure Minister David Cretney MHK. He wants to know if the department has sought any advice about the termination or extension of the user agreeement with the Steam Packet for its use of the linkspans in Douglas harbour.
Mr Houghton’s second question is for Chris Robertshaw MHK, the Minister for Social Care. He wants to know about a shortfall affecting disability allowance claims which were involved in the motability scheme.
Peter Karran MHK (Lib Van, Onchan) is asking Mr Cregeen, the chairman of the Water and Sewerage Authority, a series of questions about Meary Veg, the sewage plant in Santon, and the proposed Peel sewage works.
There are 24 questions for written answer.
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Monday 20 May 2013
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Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: North west