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Plans for a smaller, stronger government unveiled

Tue, 03 Dec 2013

Chief Minister Allan Bell
Chief Minister Allan Bell

One government department will be dissolved and two more joined together in an effort to create a smaller, stronger government.

Yesterday the Chief Minister announced a raft of changes including getting rid of Community, Culture and Leisure and merging Health and Social Care.

There will also be a new ministerial post created tackling Policy and Reform, and the MEA and Water and Sewerage Authority will combine, under the Manx Utilities Authority.

The plans will go before Tynwald in January and could be in place in April

Allan Bell says as well as cutting bureaucracy the plans will strengthen the centre of government - and he says ministerial change could be on the way:

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