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January sitting of Tynwald gets underway this morning

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

It will be a busy sitting for newly-appointed Health Minister David Ashford MHK
It will be a busy sitting for newly-appointed Health Minister David Ashford MHK

Additional funds for the Department of Health and Social Care, a report on Vision Nine and the financing of infrastructure schemes will all be discussed in this month's Tynwald.

New Health Minister David Ashford will ask for an extra £9.5m for his Department from the Treasury in his first sitting since being appointed to the role.

Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan will also call for a review into the future funding of the Island's healthcare system.

On the question paper, Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper has a number of enquiries about public sector housing, and is also seeking an update on the future of the Isle of Man Post Office.

The January sitting of Tynwald gets underway from 10.30am.


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