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Time limit for politicians in Tynwald

Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Robert Paterson
Robert Paterson

Stopwatches at the ready - the trial of time-limited speeches will be in place for next week's Tynwald sitting.

In March the Island's Bishop expressed a desire to have the limits imposed to keep debates focused and to the point.

The experiment will see 20 minutes allocated to moving a report, 15 minutes to move a motion and 10 minutes to speak or make an amendment - answering questions will be limited to five minutes.

Robert Paterson says in his opinion it will only serve to benefit Tynwald and the political process:

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