New MHK hits the ground running

Sunday, 13 June 2010 21:34 PAG
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Chris Robertshaw-  the new MHK for Douglas East - takes his seat in Tynwald for the first time on Tuesday 15th June 2010. He won't be sitting long though because he will be on his feet with the opening questions of the day.

Firstly he asks the Chief Minister about Freedom of Information:
"In the light of Recommendation 1 of the Report of the Select Committee on the Report of Redress for Mr and Mrs Spadoni, whether the Chief Minister will now declare a firm date when he intends to introduce an Access to 
Government Information Bill?" 

And then Question 2, not unexpectedly is:
"What plans he has to conduct an urgent review of the layout and rules of both Proxy and Absent vote forms?"  

Robertshaw will later ask 3 more questions about transport, motorcycle licensing and The Children Bill 2010.

Not bad for a debutant and one who is committed not to join this present government.