Open, accountable government, rigorous control of public finances, and a fairer society for all.
7pm prompt, Monday, 25th April 2016
Manx Legion Club, Market Hill, Douglas
All are welcome to attend but only members will be able to vote
Happy to welcome new members that evening
Followed by PUBLIC MEETING at 7.45pm
a Talk & Discussion by
ALL Welcome - Admission Free
ABORTION FUNDING: A matter of equal rights and justice
The meeting presentation on 21st March 2016 by
Mara Clarke - Director, Abortion Support Network
INDEPENDENT REVIEW: to examine the functioning of the Branches of Tynwald and consider options for reform
The review was approved by Tynwald in June 2015 and supposed to have been published in April 2016. It was announced (01.03.16) that Lord Lisvane is to conduct it during March and May and his report presented in July.
The terms of reference are to:
Under the Inquiries (Evidence) Act 2003, the reviewer can ask people to present their thoughts at an Inquiry by written submission to the reviewer, it does not preclude the reviewer from meeting with interested parties to discuss their views but does require the reviewer to allow submission of views to be in public and open to all in a formal inquiry setting.
So if you have got any comments or suggestions do let Lord Lisvane know!
PAGSTERs may remember that there was an important Consultation about the beneficial ownership of companies. It closed at the end of September 2015 and Positive Action Group wrote a submission.
As a result of the responses received Chief Minister Bell made statements that the Isle of Man would not be changing its position on revealing beneficial ownership of companies registered here.
But the responses were never published, even in summary.Taking advantage of the new Freedom of Information Act, PAG requested release of all the responses in full.
FOI worked! Here are the 38 submissions that were made and there is a wide variety of opinion expressed. One response was signed by 17 MPs and 3 members of the House of Lords. Of particular interest is the submission from the Department of Home Affairs, which reflects the views of the Financial Crime Unit. Take a look for yourself.
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