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Departments aren't 'empires' says Minister

Fri, 22 Jan 2016

John Shimmin MHK
John Shimmin MHK

Departments aren't empires and their ministers can't push policy priorities.

That's the message from the Policy and Reform Minister - who's trying to put a stop to individual silos flouting proper procedures.

Variations to policy need to be approved by Tynwald, recommended by the Council of Ministers and endorsed by three ministers and a sub-committee.

John Shimmin says historically he's been guilty of pushing causes for consideration without formal endorsement. 

He says it now takes longer, but it's a fairer system: 

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