Positive Action Group - Possan Jantys Jarrooagh

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CoMin report on Election Candidate Funding

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The Council of Ministers (CoMin) Consultation Findings Report on Election Candidate Funding is attached.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 12:33
 

A view from the inside

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The following are Douglas East MHK Chris Robertshaw's own notes from his talk given at PAG's 28th March 2011 public meeting "Identifying Election Issues". 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:11
 

PAG submission to the Extradition Bill consultation

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Positive Action Group (PAG) has submitted a response to the recent consultation on the draft extradition bill.

The draft bill is long and complex and our limited resources has meant that we have to make a general rather than a detailed response which is attached.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 March 2011 17:28
 

Towards a Two Tier Planning System (Part 3) - 'Give us the Facts'

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Allan Bell, as Minister for Economic Development, made a short statement to this month's Tynwald (March 2011) entitled “Progress on High Value Individuals and the Review of the Planning System”.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:43
 

Submission to the Boundary Review Committee February 2011

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We have just submitted our response to the Boundary Review Comittee, the text of which follows:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:20
 

When will the Freedom of Information Bill be introduced into the branches?

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That's the question posed by Juan Watterson in the Keys (01.02.11)

Here's the Chief Minister's written answer:

"Progress continues to be made in bringing forward a Freedom of Information Bill, for which Government remains committed to its introduction into the branches during the current legislative session. It is acknowledged that progress on the Bill has been slower than originally anticipated. I can confirm that the responses to the consultation exercise, some of which have been quite detailed, have been collated and work continues to consider the comments received, and to consider whether there should be changes made to the proposed legislation, for final consideration by the Council of Ministers prior to the Bill being introduced into the House".

We've been getting a similar message for the last 4 years Mr Brown!

Real commitment eh?

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 February 2011 00:27
 

Towards a Two tier Planning System (Part 2) - Large Houses in the Country

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rich house, poorhouseAutumn 2010 saw a new glossy magazine called “more” launched on behalf of Allan Bell's Department of Economic Development.

Designer and publisher Keith Uren declares it is "aimed exclusively at attracting wealthy individuals to the Island by highlighting the style of sophisticated living it has to offer".

According to Mr Uren, who is a highly experienced publisher of magazines covering business, motoring, travel and property, it is "a subtly effective marketing tool for the Department to assist high net worth individuals in becoming domicile in the Isle of Man". Prominent in the articles on luxury goods, premium motoring and latest technology is a section "showcasing the Island's most exclusive properties".

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2011 13:51
 

Senior Civil Servants - "the key people in all Government Departments"

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Yes Chief Minister

In January 2011, Tynwald received and approved (with amendments) the Report of the SELECT COMMITTEE OF TYNWALD ON THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM.

If all the amended recommendations are implemented they will have a significant effect on the scrutiny of Government. It is a major development which is wholeheartedly supported by PAG.

The essential remit of the Select Committee was to assess the benefits of establishing a system of standing committees relating to the work of Government departments including indentifying the related costs and staffing requirements.

In the Appendices at the end of the lengthy Report is a submission giving a revealing insight into the relationship of Senior Civil Servants with politicians.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 February 2011 00:08
 


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