Among the questions in this week’s Tynwald: How much have we paid Sefton Group?

Tynwald questions

Tynwald questions

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Government ministers face 12 questions for oral answer and 14 for written answer in this week’s Tynwald.

Among the subjects is the amount of money the taxpayer has paid to the Sefton Group. Kate Beecroft (Lib Van, Douglas South) will ask Treasury Minister Eddie Teare how much has been paid and under which powers it was given.

Her party leader, Peter Karran (Onchan), wants to know details of severance payments to public sector workers.

He is also going to ask the Chief Minister if he will follow the example set by Westminster last week of agreeing to make it a criminal offence to smoke in a car which is carrying children.

The cost of the IRIS sewage scheme will come under the spotlight when Mr Karran asks Mr Teare about savings on the scheme and why competitive tendering was not undertaken before a request to Tynwald for £39m.

Steve Rodan, the Speaker of the House of Keys, will ask Infrastructure Minister David Cretney to make a statement about proposed £1m savings for introducing a single waste refuse collection across the island.

Chris Thomas (Douglas West) wants to know when a study on pre-school education after cuts last year will be reported.

Questions will be asked tomorrow (Wednesday). Usually they are at the beginning of the Tynwald session. However, the Budget is being delivered today by Treasury Minister Eddie Teare MHK.

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