Programme for Government receives Tynwald backing

Chief Minister Howard Quayle's programme for government received unanimous support at this month's sitting of Tynwald.

Members voted in favour of the framework, which focuses on economic growth, a sustainable health care system and lifelong learning.

The programme will include changes to the current work permit system while the Freedom of Information Act will be brought in across Government a year earlier than initially planed.

Mr Quayle will ask Tynwald to discuss the programme again in January, when he will also present a five-year plan to the Island's parliament.