TOMORROW will see the first sitting of the House of Keys following the long summer recess and there are 22 questions down for oral answer.
The Pinewood Shepperton deal dominates questions, with Alfred Cannan (Michael) tabling three, Howard Quayle (Middle) one) and vocal opponent of the deal Kate Beecroft (LibVan, Douglas South) four.
Mr Quayle wants to know what safeguards are in place to protect government’s Media Development Fund, while Mr Cannan wants to know why the deal changed from that originally put to members in June.
Other subjects under the spotlight include government’s policy on purchases from local suppliers, members’ pensions and the bus drivers’ pay dispute.
Bill Henderson (Douglas North) will ask Community, Culture and Leisure Minister Graham Cregeen whether further negotiation with the drivers is possible and why notice of termination of contract was served on the drivers as part of the effort to resolve the issues at hand.
There are three questions for written answer and they cover small claims arbitration, savings to departmental budgets and supply teacher levels.
The Sunbeds Bill, which restricts the use of sunbeds, is down for its second reading, as is the Financial Services (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill and the Licensing (Amendment) Bill.
The Cash in Postal Packets Bill and the Income Tax Bill are down for consideration of clauses and the Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill is down for a third reading.
The sitting will begin at 10am tomorrow.
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