Tynwald to debate Government programme

Road works, the Island's jury system and the programme of Government will all be discussed when this month's sitting of Tynwald gets underway later.

21 questions have been tabled for oral answer, including queries about the cost of roadworks schemes and the reinstatement of works on Ballanard Road.

Elsewhere on the order paper, Chief Minister Howard Quayle will present the Council of Ministers' priorities, while members will be asked to approve a series of changes to the jury system.

Funding of residential care will also be debated, and a number of political appointments to statutory boards will be made.

The sitting gets underway from 10.30am.