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PAG comments on the introduction of the Freedom of Information Bill 2011

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No FOI
In its Strategic Plan 2007-2011 the Government made a commitment to "provide to the public right of access to government information".
When Chief Minister Brown took the Freedom of Information Bill 2011 to a first reading in the final sitting of Keys (28.06.11) he felt he had honoured the promise made 4 years earlier.

The Manx public is not fooled by this piece of political chicanery. 
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2011 19:44
 

Report on Criminal Justice Bill - what debate?

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Voting for incompetence...

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 21:52
 

Isle of Man Film Industry revealed in THE SKEET

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Those sharp eyed viewers of the current hit BBC2 drama serial 'The Shadow Line' may have noticed in the end credits that mention is made of the Isle of Man and CinemaNX.

Readers who would like to know more about the structure of government funded CinemaNX are urged to read the May edition of 'The Skeet'.

It is latest in a series of Liberal Vannin Party e-publication critiques on various topics of political interest.

The Skeet - 'The Film Industry' 

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2011 21:27
 

Suffer the little children

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Parents of children at Murray’s Road School have been told that their children will no longer have proper PE sessions until at least the autumn as the government need to save the £75 cost per journey to the NSC. This school, like others in central Douglas lacks any suitable facilities.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2011 13:01
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

No Seasonal Cheer from/for M E A

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mea statement

The bitterly cold December weather will mean that most of us will see much more expensive energy bills dropping through our letterboxes in the next few weeks.

No doubt it will be a shock to many.

One PAG member decided to examine the cost of domestic energy prices in the IoM. 
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 January 2011 17:42
 


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