AUDIO LINKS TO PROCEEDINGS FOR DECEMBER 2014

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 16th DECEMBER 2014

 

Leave of absence granted and congratulations to Keith Fleming, Tynwald Messenger, on 17 years of service

1. Sewerage (Amendment) Bill 2014 - First Reading

Suspension of Standing Orders to take second reading and consideration of clauses and third reading of the Sewerage (Amendment) Bill 2014

Sewerage (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Second Reading and Consideration of Clauses

Sewerage (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Third Reading

 

 

 

HOUSE OF KEYS 16th DECEMBER 2014

 

PROCEEDURE:

Leaves of absence granted

 

Procedural - Mr Karran's questions (1, 3-6, 10, 13 and 16) to be answered in writing

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT.

Personal statement by Mr Houghton

 

 

QUESTIONS

 

1. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
Whether he had any direct involvement in the decision the Post Office Board made to employ a closed tender; and whether he had any involvement before the decision to appoint Mannin Retail to operate two new sub-post offices was
announced by the Post Office?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING.

 

 

2. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Hall) to ask the Minister for the Health and Social Care ( Mr Quayle)–
What plans he has to remove free examinations from the NHS Dental System in the Isle of Man; what revenue this would raise; and if he will make a statement?

1.2. NHS dental service - Removal of free examinations

 

 

3. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quyale) –
How long on average patients waited for routine cardiology appointments in the last twelve months?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING

 

 

4. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
Why the Post Office Financial Regulations were not followed as laid out in Financial Directive 8 regarding tenders?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING

 

 

 


5. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen)–
When the Chief Financial Officer was consulted regarding the decision to tender the operations of the Post Offices at Ramsey and Douglas; whether the Chief Financial Officer recommended that an open competitive tendering was not to
be used; and whether that recommendation was made to the Board of the Post Office in writing and when it was given to them?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING

 

 

6. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
To what extent political considerations drove the decision of the Board not to have an open and competitive tendering for the operation of the Ramsey and Douglas Post Offices; what political influence from outside the Post Office was
brought to bear on the Board’s decision to have a closed tender process; and whether the Board voted unanimously to adopt a closed tender as opposed to an open and competitive tender in this particular instance?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING

 

 

7. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
Pursuant to his Answer on 25th November 2014, why the Corporate Objective WR1.1 (means testing of universal services) continues to have a Green RAG status in the Agenda for Change Progress Report?

1.7. Agenda for Change Progress Report - Means testing of universal services; status

 


8. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
Pursuant to his Answer on 25th November 2014, when he will provide information about recently introduced and proposed new charges in each Department?

1.8. New charges in Departments - Provision of information

 

 

9. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Policy and Reform (Mr Robertshaw) –
What has been learned from the official review of the Big Debate process?

1.9. The Big Debate - Official review of process; learnings

 

 

 

10. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Policy and Reform  (Mr Robertshaw)–
What safeguards are in place to stop the re-employment of management who have taken early retirement to jobs back with government; and how many who have retired have returned as consultants with part-jobs in the public service?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING

 

 

11. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly) –
What International Centre for Technology development plans for the Nunnery have been seen by his officers (i) to extend or alter the Mansion and other Estate buildings or (ii) to develop greenfield parts of the Estate; and if he will publish them?

1.11. The Nunnery - ICT Ltd development plans

 

 

12. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly)–
What plans he has to launch an open call for expressions of interest in the Nunnery Estate if the agreement for sale is not concluded by 31st December 2014; and how the social, environmental and economic value of the site will be
handled in the procurement process?

1.12. The Nunnery - Plans if sale agreement not concluded by year end

 

 

13. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly)–
What action the government will take to reinforce the effectiveness of working permits legislation?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING

 

 

14. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care  (Mr Quayle)–
Whether actual revenue expenditure at Noble’s Hospital £4.7 million was greater than estimated between 1st April 2014 and 30th September 2014; and what the causes and consequences are?

1.14. Noble’s Hospital - Revenue expenditure

 


15. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quayle) –
How the housing deficiency payment paid by government to Douglas Borough Council was affected when the Council did not introduce the new points system for social housing rents from April 2013?

1.15. Housing deficiency payment - Douglas Borough Council

 

 

16. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quayle)–
What safeguards prevent affordable housing from being sold as rental investment properties by developers?

TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING

 

BILLS, ORDERS MOTIONS ETC.

 

3.1 Interpretation Bill 2014, 3.2. Legislation Bill 2014 and 4.1. Road Races (Temporary Modification) Bill 2014 - First Reading

4.2 Road Races (Temporary Modification) Bill 2014 - Suspension of Standing Orders

4.3. Road Races (Temporary Modification) Bill 2014 - Second Reading

Suspension of Standing Orders to consider clauses and third reading of the Road Races (Temporary Modification) Bill 2014

Road Races (Temporary Modification) Bill 2014 - Consideration of Clauses and Third Reading

6.1. Public Services Commission Bill 2014 - Suspension of Standing Orders

6.2. Public Services Commission Bill 2014 - Consideration of Council Amendments

5.1 Freedom of Information Bill 2014 - Consideration of Clauses

 

 

 

TYNWALD COURT 9th DECEMBER 2014

 

PROCEEDURE:

Leaves of Absence and permission for Department of Home Affairs to lay documents electronically at next sitting

1. Papers Laid

 

QUESTIONS

 

1. The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
What schemes have been approved for funding by the Town and Village Centre Regeneration Scheme but are yet to receive Treasury concurrence; whether the continued existence of the Regeneration Scheme is assured; and if he will make a statement?

Q1. Town and Village Centre Regeneration - Statement on Scheme

Correction to answer given to Oral Question 1 in relation to Laxey regeneration

 

2. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for the Treasury ( Mr Teare)–
What review of departmental contract monitoring and management he has carried out; and what plans exist to change current regulations and practice?

Q2. Departmental contract monitoring - Regulations and practice


3. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
If he will estimate the cost of issuing administrative letters relating to public service and state pensions as one document and what savings would result?

Q3. Public service and state pensions - Administrative savings

 

4. The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure  (Mr Gawne) –
What factors he will take into account when deciding whether to reinstate the advertising of planning applications to the public in national newspapers?

Q4. Planning applications - Advertising in National Newspapers

 

5. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure (Mr Gawne) –
If he will estimate the costs involved in closing the airport from late Saturday night to Sunday afternoon?

Q5. Closing of Airport during weekend period - Estimated costs

 

6. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask HM Acting Attorney General (Mr Quinn) –
What the criteria are for applying the Official Secrets Act to public servants when restraining them from commenting on employment issues?

Q6. Officials Secrets Act - Application to public servants

 

7. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Education and Children ( Mr Crookall)–
What his policy is on how the NSPCC Underwear Rule: Talk PANTS to your Children is used in pre-schools and primary schools?

Q7. NSPCC Underwear Rule: Talk PANTS to your Children - Use in pre-schools and primary schools

 

8. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Hall) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quayle) –
What his policy is on introducing fluoride into the public water supply; when he intends to consult the general public and other relevant professional bodies; and if he will make a statement?

Q8. Fuoride in public water supply - Policy on introduction

 

9. The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Minister for Home Affairs (Mr Watterson) –
What his policy is for ensuring the viability and continuation of (a) Laxey Fire Station; and (b) other regional fire stations?

Q9. Regional fire stations - Policy regarding contuation

 

10. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Home Affairs (Mr Watterson) –
What the levels of policing were in Castletown on 29th and 30th November 2014?

Q10. Policing levels - Castletown 29th and 30th November 2014

 

11. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Isle of Man Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
What the management costs were in each of the last five years in the Post Office; and what increase there has been in management posts in each of the last five years?

Q11. Post Office Management posts and costs

 

12. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Manx Utilities Authority  (Mr Cannan)–
What the cost is of:
(a) sewage works construction to the design horizon of 2040 including scheduled machinery replacement costs;
(b) pipelines from Peel pumping station to the sewage treatment works and the return pipeline to the outfall pipe;
(c) land purchase for the development;
(d) road construction for the site; and
(e) UV irradiation as part of the installation; and what is
(i) the operating cost for the full works;
(ii) the replacement cost of the aged sewage outfall pipe; and
(iii) the additional cost of including St John’s sewage treatment with Peel?

Q12. Sewage works in Peel - Costs

 

REPORTS, STATEMENTS, ORDERS & MOTIONS.

 

3. Review of the Road Transport Licensing Committee - Chairman of the Road Transport Licensing Committee Review Committee (Mr Crookall) to make a statement

4. Henry Bloom Noble Primary School

5. Tynwald Standards and Members’ Interests Committee - First Report for the Session 2014-15 - Standards of Conduct for Members [PP No 2014/0139] - Part 1 of 2

5. Tynwald Standards and Members’ Interests Committee - First Report for the Session 2014-15 - Standards of Conduct for Members [PP No 2014/0139] - Part 2 of 2

6. Tynwald Standing Orders Committee - First Report for the Session 2014-15 - Parliamentary Questions [PP No 2014/0140]

Clarification re voting on Recommendation 7 of Item 5

7. Economic Policy Review Committee - irst Report for the Session 2014-15 - Damages (Personal Injury) Order [SD No 2014/0022] [PP No 2014/0112]

8. Value Added Tax Act 1996 - Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Exceptions Relating to Supplies Not Made to Relevant Business Person) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0337]

9. Income Tax Act 1970 - Taxes (Swaziland) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0346]

10. Financial Services Act 2008 - Financial Services (Appointment of Manager) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0359]

11. Fees and Duties Act 1989 - Insurance Duty Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0352]

12. Fees and Duties Act 1989 - Insurance Duty Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0353]

13. Payment of Members’ Expenses Act 1989 - Payment of Members’ Expenses (Travelling Allowances) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0356]

14. Pension Schemes Act 1995 - Pension Schemes Act 1993 (Application) (Amendment) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0347]

15. Gambling Duty Act 2012 - Gambling Duty Act 2012 (Double Duty Relief) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0374]

16. Control of Employment Act 1975 - Control of Employment (Attorney General) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0365]

17. Misuse of Drugs Act 1976 - Misuse of Drugs (Controlled Drug Specification) (MDAI) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0335]

18. Police Powers and Procedures Act 1998 - Police Powers and Procedures Codes Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0363]

19. European Communities (Isle of Man) Act 1973 - European Union (Libya Sanctions) (Application) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order [SD No 2014/0380] and 20. European Union (Former Yugoslavia Sanctions) (Revocation) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0381]

21. Appointments Commission - Tynwald approves the appointment, by the Council of Ministers, of: Dr Jacqueline Mary Yates to the Appointments Commission

22. Peel Town Commissioners

23. Budget Rebalancing Strategy - Part 1 of 2

Suspension of Standing Orders to continue after 8pm and complete the Order Paper

 

Continued 10th December 2014

 

Leave of Absence Granted

23. Budget Rebalancing Strategy - Part 2 of 2

24. Public Sector Pensions - Public Sector Pensions Joint Working Group report: Public Sector Pensions - Fairness and Sustainability [GD No 2014/0079] - Part 1 of 2

24. Public Sector Pensions - Public Sector Pensions Joint Working Group report: Public Sector Pensions - Fairness and Sustainability [GD No 2014/0079] - Part 2 of 2

SUPPLEMENTARY ORDER PAPER No. 1 - Paper laid

SUPPLEMENTARY ORDER PAPER No. 1 - 2. Suspension of Standing Orders to allow business to be considered

SUPPLEMENTARY ORDER PAPER No. 1 - 3. Government Departments Act 1987 - Transfer of Functions (Health and Safety) (Confirmation) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0402]

 

 

 

HOUSE OF KEYS 2nd DECEMBER 2014

 

PROCEEDURE;

 

MATTER OF URGENCY :

 

Closing of Isle of Man Post Office's in Douglas and Ramsey. Mrs Beecroft.

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/4015a1.mp3

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/4015a2.mp3

 

 

1. Questions for Oral Answer
1. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quayle) –
Why patients with mental health problems who do not require urgent admission are waiting six to nine months for help; and what plans he has to introduce the waiting time for cases needing Mental Health support?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3950a.mp3

 

2. The Hon. Member for Douglas North (Mr Houghton) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly) –
What previous initiatives were brought forward relating to the operation of TT Formula World Championship events in decades past; and how his latest proposals, will avoid failure?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3951a.mp3

 

3. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for Policy and Reform (Mr Robertshaw)–
Whether the integration of the state and the public service pensions is under consideration; and whether he has any plans to consider this?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3952a.mp3

 

 

4. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Policy and Reform ( Mr Robertshaw) –
When, and by whom, it was decided to eliminate the concept of fairness from the Agenda for Change national outcome covering taxation?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3953a.mp3

 

5. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Home Affairs (Mr Watterson) –
What action has been taken to protect the general public over drug induced legal highs?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3954a.mp3

 

6. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
Whether the cost of the recent pay awards must be met from existing Departmental salary budgets for 2014/15?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3955a.mp3

 

7. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
Where and when the arrangement with Pinewood and Gasworks media that he referred to on Manx Radio on 23rd November was placed in the public domain?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3956a.mp3

 

8. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
Further to the correspondence with him in July this year, whether expenditure in respect of Ci65 Ltd is now considered to be contrary to law as under the Financial Regulations issued in November 2013?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3957a.mp3

 

9. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell)–
Whether he had any direct involvement in the decision the Post Office Board made to employ a closed tender; and whether he had any involvement before the decision to appoint Mannin Retail to operate two new sub-post offices was
announced by the Post Office?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3958a.mp3

 

10. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
When he was informed by the Chairman of the Post Office of the proposal to employ a closed tender regarding the intention to divest the operations of the Post Office in Ramsey and Douglas?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3959a.mp3

 

11. The Hon. Member for Douglas North (Mr Houghton) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
What his Department’s reason was for excluding certain debtors from being entered into a proposed public debtors register?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3960a.mp3

 

 

12. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
What provision in the investment advisory agreement with Pinewood Film Advisors Ltd allows them to subcontract a service to Gasworks Media?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3961a.mp3

 

13. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare)–
How many people working for RSM Tenon who were involved with phase one of the review into the National Insurance Fund were involved with phase two of the review carried out by Ci65 Ltd; and what relevant qualifications and experience those individuals have?

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3962a.mp3

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS TO CONTINUE QUESTIONS FAILS, REMAINDER TO BE ANSWERED IN WRITING OR AT NEXT SITTING.

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/4017a.mp3

 

14. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
During the period from its creation in 2010 to its dissolution in 2014, how many instances there were when his officers needed to caution the Department of Social Care that they were not in compliance with the regulations, broken down by regulations such cautions applied to?

 

 

15. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
What the total amount of taxable incomes was (a) from all sources and (b) businesses of all the companies accrued by Manx residents for the year of assessment 2012/2013; and what the total amount of the taxable incomes was from businesses carried on in the Isle of Man at branches of companies not residing in the Isle of Man for the year of assessment 2012/2013?

 

 

 

16. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
Whether he had any direct involvement in the decision the Post Office Board made to employ a closed tender; and whether he had any involvement before the decision to appoint Mannin Retail to operate two new sub-post offices was
announced by the Post Office?

 

 

 

17. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Hall) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quayle) –
What plans he has to remove free examinations from the NHS Dental System in the Isle of Man; what revenue this would raise; and if he will make a statement?

 

 

18. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quayle) –
How long on average patients waited for routine cardiology appointment in the last twelve months?

 

 

19. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care (Mr Quayle) –
Whether a family on income support owning their own home, which decided to foster children and had to rent a bigger house in order to accommodate the fostering would lose their support because of rental income on their family home; if so, is he content that such a removal may place them in poverty; and what he would advise them to do?

 

 

20. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
When the current financial difficulties were identified and what initiatives were considered; whether (a) the counter staff were involved in identifying potential savings and, if not, why not; (b) how the losses at the Douglas and Ramsey Post
Offices were calculated and if he will provide this calculation and whether it has been independently verified; and (c) who will be paying for the substantial remodeling of the Spar shops and whether the necessary planning permission has been obtained?

 

21. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
When the decision to make this a closed tender was made; (a) who made the decision and whether it complies with legislation; (b) what criteria were used to select the businesses that were approached during this closed tender process;
(c) why interested parties such as staff and commissioners were not approached; and (d) whether management followed the correct procedures with regard to these closures and, if not, why not?

 

 

22. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen)–
Why the Post Office Financial Regulations were not followed as laid out in Financial Directive 8 regarding tenders?

 

 

 

23. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen)–
When the Chief Financial Officer was consulted regarding the decision to tender the operations of the Post Offices at Ramsey and Douglas; the Chief Financial Officer recommended that an open competitive tendering was not to be used;
and whether that recommendation was made to the Board of the Post Office iwriting and when it was given to them?

 

 

 

24. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
Whether the Accounting Officer was consulted on the decision to waive the requirements for competitive tender as laid down in Post Office Financial Regulations 2c and whether the Accounting Officer set down in writing his considerations?

 

 

 

25. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
Whether Financial Regulation 4 was followed by the Post Office in that an annual tender plan is to be prepared at the start of each financial year; and when the Board made a determination to contract out the operation of the Ramsey and Douglas Post Offices?

 

 

 

26. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chairman of the Post Office (Mr Cregeen) –
To what extent political considerations drove the decision of the Board not to have an open and competitive tendering for the operation of the Ramsey and Douglas Post Offices; what political influence from outside the Post Office was
brought to bear on the Boards decision to have a closed tender process; and whether the Board voted unanimously to adopt a closed tender as opposed to an open and competitive tender in this particular instance?

 

 

3. Bill for Second Reading
 

3.1 Freedom of Information Bill 2014 - Mr Robertshaw
http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3987a.mp3

 

4. Bills for Third Reading
 

4.1 Sewerage (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Mr Cannan
http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3988a.mp3

 

4.2 Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2014  -Mr Gawne

http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/listen/AgainFiles/3989a.mp3