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Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009

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The Home Affairs Department received 81 responses to their consultation on the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009.

A few provisions have been removed but the vast majority of the draft Bill (which contains 78 Clauses) is unchanged. Significantly - in over 30 cases - the Home Affairs Department is seeking 'by Order' to self-amend the legislation.

This gives them wide powers to create new offences as and when they please without parliamentary scrutiny. Given that the Isle of Man Constabulary has a presence in that Department there is concern that should the Bill become law,  the Police will have an undue influence in the direct formation of this self-amending legislation. Thus the protection afforded the citizen by the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches of government is breached.

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Last Updated on Friday, 15 October 2010 12:27

Government Report 2010

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The government have recently produced the attached annual report on the Government Strategic Plan 2007-2011. Take a read through and if you wish, comment below.

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Last Updated on Friday, 22 October 2010 07:59

New Depositors Compensation Scheme

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The new scheme details are available here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 23:30

Parliamentary windows fly open!

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Tynwald BadgeFrom now on visitors to the Tynwald website will not just be able to see the Tynwald Order Paper in advance of the sitting but will also be able to click through to all the documents which support each item on the Order Paper.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 October 2010 12:26

Robertshaw's concerns over Child Care

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Mr Robertshaw had raised concerns in Tynwald about a lack of transparency within the department.He wanted to know why an external inspection, recommended in 2006, had not yet been undertaken.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 19:06

Public Sector Wage Demands

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WagesSo .... the Public sector Unions are agitating again for a pay increase for their members. They have clearly forgotten (or are willing to ignore) the economic problems of a government which has had a big slice of its anticipated VAT income snaffled by the UK – and, meanwhile, we have ever increasing demands on government expenditure, with education, the health service, old age pensions etc all suffering minor salami slices in government spend, and Ministers (you would think) desperately trying to balance their departmental budgets. Every 1% increase in wages takes £3million out of the total government budget – and away from public services – and hence the problem.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:49

Dignity in Dying Presentation by Jo Cartwright

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 12:14

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