AUDIO LINKS TO PROCEEDINGS FOR JULY 2014

 

SELECT COMMITTEE 23rd JULY 2014 ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY REVIEW. 

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Hon Phil Gawne MHK, Minister of the Department of Infrastructure, Mr Nick Black CEO of the Department of Infrastructure and Mr Jeffrey Robinson, Director of Highways

 

 

 

SELECT COMMITTEE 18th JULY 2014 LANDLORD & TENANT (PRIVATE HOUSING) BILL 2014 

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Mr Charles Garside, Chairman, Manx Lanlords Association and Mr Steven Moore

Ms Joanne Chapman, Project Manager/Mediator, Housing Matters

 

 

 

TYNWALD COURT 15th JULY 2014

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PROCEEDURE.

Agreement to take Item 14 as first item of business in the afternoon session

Permission sought to lay various papers electronically

Trial of time limited speeches

Laying of papers on the Supplementary Order Paper

Bills for Signature - European Union (Amendment) Bill 2014 and Health Care Professionals Bill 2014

Welcome to visitors from the Kenyan Parliament

1. Papers Laid

QUESTIONS:

1. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
What rules cover persons in the public sector who have taken retirement and then been re-employed by the public sector; and what the Council of Ministers’ policy is on this?

 

Q1. Re-Employment of Public Sector employees - Council Ministers' Policy

 

2. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
What the turnover of board members and directors of Manx Radio was for the five years before 2004; and what the turnover of directors has been since?

Q2. Manx Radio - Board members and Directors turnover

 

3. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister ( Mr Bell)–
What action the Road Traffic Licensing Committee can take in relation to the administration of the public bus service by the Department of Infrastructure to ensure route timetables for buses are workable and safe for passengers and bus drivers?

 

Q3. Road Traffic Licensing Committee - Administration of public bus service

 

4. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
What the justification was for not putting out the Nunnery site for expressions of interest to all organisations for proposals for redevelopment or use of the site?

Q4. Nunnery site - Expressions of interest

 

5. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
If he will make a statement on progress in respect of

(i) new equality legislation 
(ii) the tiered award scheme and access service and

(iii) awareness raising, engagement and consultation on disability and equality issues?

and

6. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
If he will make a statement on progress with preparing an Equality Bill?

Q5 and Q6. Equality Legislation progress - Statement

 

7. The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell)–
If he will obtain an independent legal opinion on the legal vires of the appointment of Ci65 Limited as consultants for the second phase of the social security and National Insurance review and circulate it to all Tynwald Members prior to the debate on the report issued by the Public Accounts Committee?

 

Q7. Appointment of Ci65 Limited - Independent legal opinion

 

8. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell)–
As part of the review of the access to Legal Aid Scheme if he will consider a more flexible approach to awarding Legal Aid where there is a public interest in developing the law?

Q8. Legal Aid Scheme - Review of access

 

9. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
Whether it is his policy that Government includes a requirement in Financial Regulations that the identity of the beneficial owners of Companies with which the Government is in a business relationship are both known and recorded within the Departments involved by formally incorporating in any contract a specific requirement that the nominated officer within the Company provides that information to the Department before any business is undertaken or binding contracts signed?

 

Q9. Identity of beneficial owners of companies - Government policy

 

10. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Chief Minister (Mr Bell) –
Whether the Government has similar flexibility in handling immigration for entrepreneurs as applies under immigration legislation in the United Kingdom?

Q10. Immigration for entrepreneurs - Alignment with UK Legislation

 

11. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
What the terms are of the rent agreement covering Finch Hill House, Bucks Road, since the property was purchased?

Q11. Finch Hill House - Terms of rental agreement

 

12. The Hon. Member for Michael (Mr Cannan) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
What engagement will take place with Tynwald prior to delivery of the new fiscal plan?

Q12. New fiscal plan - Engagement with Tynwald

 

13. The Hon. Member for Michael (Mr Cannan) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
Whether the provision of a loan guarantee to a gymnastic club is an appropriate application of the Financial Provisions and Currency Act 2011?

Q13. Application of the Financial Provisions and Currency Act 2011 - Gymnastic club loan guarantee

 

14. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for the Treasury (Mr Teare) –
If he will make a statement on the Department’s policy on enforcing payment of rates demands; and how this will be applied in respect of tardy payment of the 2014/15 sewerage charge?

Q14. Payment of rates demands - Department's policy on enforcement

 

15. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure (Mr Houghton (Minister Absent)) –
What plan the Department has (i) to reconstruct or repair the Harris and Loch Promenade sea-wall and (ii) to enhance the coastal defence of Douglas?

Q15. Douglas coastal defence - Department's plans

 

16. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure (Mr Houghton, Minister Absent) –
What prior discussion took place with cyclists, pedestrians and other users before (i) changes were made to the permitted use of Douglas Promenade and (ii) a cycle lane was introduced in Peel Road?

Q16. Douglas Promenade and Peel Road cycle lanes - Prior discussions with users

 

17. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure (Mrs Beecroft, Minister Absent)–
When and by whom a decision was taken regarding consultation on the marine strategic plan; and when and how preliminary publicity relating to it was issued?

Q17. Marine Strategic Plan Consultation - Preliminary publicity

 

18. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure (Mrs Beecroft, Minister Absent) –
What changes there have been to the rates of accidents involving buses since January 2012?

Q18. Accidents involving buses - Changes in incidents since January 2012

 

19. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Quirk) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure (Mr Houghton, Minister Absent)–
What the cost is of the new Manx Highway Code; and whether it was printed locally?

Q19. Manx Highway Code - Cost; locally printed

 

20. The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Braidwood) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure  (Mr Houghton, Minister Absent)–
What powers the Road Traffic Licensing Committee has to require Taxi Drivers to accept Assistance Dogs in their vehicles?

Q20. Road Traffic Licensing Committee - Powers to require Taxi Drivers to accept Assistance Dogs in their vehicles

 

21. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Policy and Reform (Mr Robertshaw) –
What his policy is on ensuring sustainability of the system for public sector pensions; and what action can be taken to build confidence?

Q21. Public Sector Pensions system - Policy on ensuring sustainability

 

22. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Robertshaw)–
How many persons are recorded as being disabled by the Disabled Employment Services; and how many persons were so recorded in 2002?

Q22. Disables Employment Services - Number of persons registered now and in 2002

 

23. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly) –
Between 2005 and 2014, how many people from the disabled employment register gained employment; and how many of those were employed by the Government?

Q23. Disabled employment register - Number registered who gained emoloyment between 2005 and 2014

 

24. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly)–
How many disabled people filled Government vacancies for full and part time staff in the years 2005-2014?

Q24. Government Vacancies - Number filled by disables people between 2005 and 2014

 

25. The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Karran) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly) –
What his policy is on crowd funding; and how the Government proposes to encourage new business on the Island?

Q25. New business - Government policy on crowd funding

 

26. The Hon. Member for Douglas West (Mr Thomas) to ask the Minister for Economic Development (Mr Skelly) –
What the strategy is of the department for use of land to provide employment at Ronaldsway?

Q26. Use of land at Ronaldsway - Department's strategy

 

Suspension of Standing Orders to complete questions for oral answer

ORDERS, STASTEMENTS & MOTIONS.

14. Police Headquarters - Custody Block

Announcement of Royal Assent - European Union (Amendment) Act 2014 and Health Care Professionals Act 2014

3. Sefton Group - Statement by the Chief Minister

4. Collective Responsibility - Statement by the Chief Minister

5. Modernising Ministerial Government - Statement by the Chief Minister

6. The Big Debate - Statement by the Minister for Policy and Reform

7. Supplementary Vote for the Cost of Pay Awards agreed in 2013-14 - Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Care

8. Age Related Macular Degeneration - Statement by the Minister for Health and Social Care

Matter of Urgent Public Importance - Ci65 Limited Contract

9. Proposed Changes to the 14 - 16 Qualifications - Statement by the Minister for Education and Children

10. Local Food Production - Statement by the Hon. Member for Castletown (Mr Ronan) on the Food Business Development Strategy

11. Future Funding of Care for the Elderly - Statement by the Minister for the Treasury

Procedural - Comment on large number of Statements tabled

Procedural - Reminder re timeframes for motions

12. Supplementary Capital Authorities 2013 - 14

13. Supplementary Capital Authorities 2013/14

15. Snaefell Mountain Railway Track Renewal - Phase 3

Suspension of standing orders to continue sitting after 8 o'clock

SITTING CONTINUED 16th JULY 2014

16. Douglas Promenade Improvement Scheme - Phase 2

17. Isle of Man College Construction Crafts and Engineering - Phase 2

18. Police Act 1993 - Chief Constable’s Annual Report 2013-14 [GD No 2014/0045] - Not Moved

20 and 21. Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 - Shared Equity Purchase Assistance (First Home Fixed) Scheme 2014 [SD No 2014/0211] and Shared Equity Purchase Assistance (First Home Choice) Scheme 2014 [SD No 2014/0212]

22. Government Departments Act 1987 - Transfer of Functions (Health and Safety) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0218]

23. Regulation of Surveillance, etc. Act 2006 - Regulation of Surveillance (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Amendment) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0230] - Not moved

24. The Building Control Act 1991 - Building Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0165]

Moving of items 19 and 39

25. The Local Government Act 1985 - Braddan General Byelaws 2014 [SD No 2014/0219]

26. The Road Transport Act 2001 - Maximum Fare (School Bus Routes) Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0220]

27. Retirement Benefits Schemes Act 2000 - Retirement Benefits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0049]

28. Value Added Tax Act 1996 - Value Added Tax Act 1996 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0217]

29. Customs and Excise Act 1993 - Customs and Excise Acts (Application) (Amendment) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0216]

30. Social Security Act 2000 - ocial Security Legislation (Benefits) (Application) (No. 2) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0207]

31. Pension Schemes Act 1995 - Pension Schemes Legislation (Application) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0208]

32. Gaming (Amendment) Act 1984 - Controlled Machines (Prescribed Amounts and Percentages) Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0224]

33. Fees and Duties Act 1989 - Foreign Companies (Miscellaneous Fees) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0213] and 34. Foreign Companies Act 2014 - Foreign Companies (Fees) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0215]

35. Oil Pollution Act 1986 - Merchant Shipping (Marpol Annex VI - Prevention of Air Pollution) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0223]

36. Minimum Wage Act 2001 - Minimum Wage (Young Workers) Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0232] and 37. Minimum Wage Act 2001 - Minimum Wage (Single Hourly Rate) Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0233]

38. Employment Act 2006 - Employment (Time Off for Public Duties) Order 2014 [SD No 2014/0234]

19. Registration of Electors Act 2006 - Registration of Electors (Amendment) Regulations 2014 [SD No 2014/0236]

39. Private Petition - Acquisition of Land Act 1984 - Burials Act - Extension of Arbory Burial Ground

40. Acquisition of Land Act 1984 - Burials Act 1986 - Compulsory Acquisition of Land for the extension of Arbory Burial Ground

41. World War I Commemoration

42. Policing Standards

43. Lay Participation in Parliamentary Scrutiny

45. Directorships

46. Licensing - Withdrawn

Conclusion of the final sitting of the Parliamentary year