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Single Resident Record presentations

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Tristram Llewellyn Jones and Steve Burrows presentations attached:

 

Single Resident Record

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srrProposals have been put forward for a Single Resident Record for the Isle of Man.

This paper reviews some of the issues arising, for the purposes of informing the consultation and debates about the proposals. In particular, this paper focuses upon the risks and dangers that are associated with a Single Resident Record. That is not because there are no potential advantages or benefits. Rather, it is because advantages and benefits will be put forward by those proposing the database in any event; it is the disadvantages and dangers that run the risk of being overlooked.

 

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Download this file (Allan Norman SRR paper.pdf)Single Resident Record - Allan Norman236 Kb134
 

What's on tonight?

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webcastWhat’s on tonight?

That’s the question heard in my home as evening approaches. At one time a quick gander in the Radio Times would provide the information for viewing or listening. Nowadays it’s the webpage of that publication that informs us. So we’ve moved with the times? Well apparently not.

This summer our teenage grandson spent two weeks with us. He and his smart phone were inseparable. It was as though the gizmo was a permanent extension of his hand. He seemed to spend hours, eyes glued to the screen.

 

A journey into uncharted territory

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union triskSummary of Implications Leave vote to IoM extracted from CoMin's UK referendum on EU membership Implications for the Isle of Man Second Interim Report (April 2016)

Constitutional and legal effects Protocol 3 will fall away. The Protocol is attached to the UK’s Accession Treaty – and is not part of the EU Treaty itself. Article 50 of the Treaty sets out how a Member State can leave the EU, and allows for a two-year window within which the departing Member has to negotiate its ‘withdrawal agreement’ (although this can be extended).

It is anticipated that the UK’s ‘withdrawal agreement’ would set out its new relationship with the EU, but the UK Government has stated that this could take up to ten years to resolve. The Isle of Man’s underlying relationship with the Crown and the UK would not change.

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INDEPENDENT REVIEW: to examine the functioning of the Branches of Tynwald and consider options for reform

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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:
  • Examine the functions of the Branches of Tynwald
  • Determine the efficacy of the functions of the branches of Tynwald
  • Determine the scrutiny structure required by the parliament. 
  • Recommend options for reform where applicable.

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!
 
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