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First post-election sitting for Tynwald

Tue, 18 Oct 2016


Tynwald will sit for the first time since this year's General Election today.

TV licences are set to feature heavily, with newly-elected MHK David Ashford calling for free licences for the over 75s to be reinstated, while MLC Juan Turner will ask a number of questions about the BBC's operation on the Island.

Funding for the drug Translarna, the future development of Douglas promenade and the appointment of Ministers will all also be discussed.

12 MHKs will be experiencing a Tynwald sitting for the first time, with half of the lower house now made up of first-time members.

The sitting gets underway from 10.30am.

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