Peel Town Commissioners will write to Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw MHK asking for him to hold off presenting local housing authority reform plans to Tynwald next month.
The board has given its full support to Onchan commissioner Rob Callister who hit out at Mr Robertshaw for not consulting properly with local authorities.
Mr Callister sent Peel commisisoners a copy of an open letter he had sent to Mr Robertshaw outlining his concerns.
The letter criticised the minister for not revealing the full extent of the plans for the replacement of individual local housing authorities with larger regional authorities.
At Tuesday’s Peel commissioners’ meeting, concerns were raised that local authorities will not have enough time to respond as they will only be given a week to submit responses after the proposals go before Tynwald on November 7.
Mr Callister has asked the minister why he won’t reveal the plan before it goes before Tynwald.
Peel commissioner Alan Jones said he, too, was concerned the Department of Social Care’s plan had not been made public.
He said the fact that local authorities are only being given seven days to respond from the time the proposals are presented in Tynwald ‘was insufficient time for a board to consider it’.
Mr Jones said he thought they should share their concerns with Mr Callister and Peel MHK Tim Crookall.
He said: ‘I would urge the board to support the fact that we get a delay in it being presented to Tynwald.’
Peel commissioner Ian Davison said Mr Callister’s letter was well written and he supported Mr Callister. He said his impression of the handling of the matter was that ‘it just seems to be very little democracy, more like a dictatorship’.