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PP 0045/12

TYNWALD Tinvaal

QUESTION PAPER Pabyr Feyshtyn DOUGLAS April 2012 at 10.30 am

17th FOR ORAL ANSWER 1.

The Hon. Member for Michael (Mr Cannan) to ask the Chief Minister – What the cost to the taxpayer was for the planning inquiry held in December 2011 into the planning application submitted by Heritage Homes for 100 houses on land behind Kirk Michael School?

2.

The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Butt) to ask the Chief Minister – Whether the Chief Minister acknowledges the proven financial and social long-term benefits of pre-school education to the population; and if he will give the same priority to free teacher-led pre-school education as do the jurisdictions in England, Wales, Scotland and the States of Jersey?

3.

The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for the Treasury – Whether Health and Education are the two priority services for budgetary provision?

4.

The Hon. Member for Michael (Mr Cannan) to ask the Minister for the Treasury – What plans the Treasury has to increase tax revenues from resident businesses? TCQ 5211


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The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for the Treasury – When he expects to introduce legislation to Tynwald that would enable product providers on the Island to recommence offering QROPS products under the 50C rules?

6.

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – Whether the Education Act 2001 allows his Department to make charges for the attendance at nursery schools or classes by children under compulsory school age; and, if not, whether he will introduce legislation to allow it to do so?

7.

The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – What arrangements have been made to ensure the continuation of the family/mobile library services for financial years 2012–13 and 2013–14?

8.

The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – On what date the final decision was made to cease his Department’s support for pre-school education and to replace it with private sector provision; and what discussions took place, on what dates and with which representatives from the private sector, to ensure that such provision would be available?

9.

The Hon. Member for Michael (Mr Cannan) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – What discussions his Department had with (a) private nursery providers and (b) other companies prior to his appointment in respect of providing preschool or nursery facilities?

10.

The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Butt) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – After the closure of the present free pre-school education facilities; (a) where will each of the services be which will replace them; and (b) what the cost of each of those services will be per hour?

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The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Butt) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – What laws his Department will rely upon to ensure that the providers of the new pre-school facilities provide the same standards of educational input as the present teacher-led pre-school education?

12.

The Hon. Member of Council (Mr Butt) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – As receipt of free school meals is the criterion for issuing pre-school education vouchers above the value of £350 per year, how children who have emotional and behavioural problems and/or special needs will become eligible for extra vouchers if they do not qualify for free school meals?

13.

The Hon. Member for Middle (Mr Quayle) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – Whether his Department has a dyslexia policy and, if it does, whether it is fit for purpose?

14.

The Hon. Member for Douglas North (Mr Houghton) to ask the Minister for Health – What the maximum time on the waiting list is for a patient before being seen by the Consultant in Pain Management?

15.

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Quirk) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure – Whether candidates in the forthcoming local authority election should declare any private and business interests they may have; and whether he is in favour of having a local authority members’ interest list in the public domain?

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16.

The Hon. Member for Douglas North (Mr Henderson) to ask the Minister for Social Care – (a) (b)

(c)

17.

Why the closure of Glenside cannot be phased to allow the current residents to stay in Glenside; how he reconciles removing elderly and vulnerable residents from Glenside with established Government policy of ensuring the wellbeing of the more vulnerable in our society; and what account he has taken of studies following the closure of care of the elderly homes in the UK indicating an increase in the morbidity rate of affected individuals, and of a similar effect when the Mannin (latterly Cronk Grianagh) infirmary was closed and various care of the elderly and long-stay wards at the Ballamona site?

The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure – In respect of new buses: (a) how many new buses are on order; (b) what type and size they are; (c) when the order was placed; and (d) when delivery is expected?

18.

The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure – How many buses have been taken out of service and shipped across to the United Kingdom; and how much was received for them?

19.

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Minister for Economic Development – Further to Written Question 37 in the February Tynwald: (a) whether all Information Systems Division projects with an estimated ICT component value of more than £250,000 were approved by Treasury in accordance with paragraph 5 of Financial Directive 27 and, if so, on which dates; (b) whether the current £4.8 million expenditure on Information Systems Division projects is sustainable by his Department and represents good value for money; and (c) what the estimated cost is of all Information Systems Division projects subject to ICT governance as defined by paragraph 3 of Financial Directive 27 for the financial year ending April 2013?

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20.

The Hon. Member for Michael (Mr Cannan) to ask the Minister for Economic Development – What discussions have taken place with senior Island managers from the banking sector; and what his Department’s strategy is for growth in this sector?

21.

The Hon. Member for Michael (Mr Cannan) to ask the Minister for Economic Development – What sectors his Department has identified as growth sectors; and what efforts are being made to support these areas?

22.

The Hon. Member for Douglas North (Mr Henderson) to ask the Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading – (a)

(b)

(c)

23.

If he will make a statement on the buying and pricing policy of petrol by wholesalers on the Isle of Man and how this affects prices at the pump; whether his office has ascertained from the liquid fuel providers/wholesalers what profits are being made for petrol and what the percentage profit is and whether they are normal, or excessive; and what effect the threat of a tanker strike in the UK has been to fuel prices on the Island; and, if a strike takes place, how it will affect the Island?

The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Chairman of the Civil Service Commission – In respect of the Corporate Leadership Group for each of the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011: (a) how many staff were in each Corporate Leadership Group salary band; (b) how many people received a salary band increment; and (c) what the total cost of these increments was?

FOR WRITTEN ANSWER 24.

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Chief Minister – When the Answer to Written Question 14 in February Tynwald will be given?

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25.

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Chief Minister – If he will make a statement as to why no decision has been taken to accord the Safeguarding Children Board legal status?

26.

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Quirk) to ask the Chief Minister – How many Government employees have free parking and in which Departments; what the current value of these spaces is; and whether he is concerned about the loss of revenue for the 24 spaces at the rear of the Government Office and, if not, why not?

27.

The Hon. Member for Ramsey (Mr Singer) to ask the Chief Minister – (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)

28.

Who sits on the Road Traffic Licensing Committee and what their relevant qualifications are; how many applicants applied for the recent appointments; how many of those applicants had relevant experience in PPV and freight transport services; how many of the applicants referred to in (c) were interviewed; and with the forthcoming changes in operator registration, whether it would be an advantage to have a member of the RTLC who holds a certificate of professional competence in freight transport?

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Minister for Education and Children – In respect of his Department’s centralised pupil database: (a) whether the Education Act 2001 requires schools to provide the Department with all the pupil support data listed in the Answer to Question 15 of the January Tynwald; (b) if the Education Act 2001 has no power to include this data, when he intends to bring an amendment to the Education Act to ensure the centralised pupil database fully complies with primary and secondary legislation; (c) if he will anonymise the pupil support data or halt the work on the database until such time as Tynwald has approved any required primary and secondary legislation; (d) how long it is intended that all the individual pupil support data will be held by the Department; and (e) how he intends to ensure the accuracy of all the pupil support data listed in the Answer to Question 15 of the January Tynwald when it is uplifted to the database?

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29.

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Hall) to ask the Minister for Social Care – Further to his recent statements, if he will set out the cost breakdown analysis per person on which he based his estimates of the costs of (a) £39,000 for residential care; and (b) £6,700 for community-based home care?

30.

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Minister for Social Care – Given his Department’s stated support for the Munro Review, when the Safeguarding Children Board Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures will be fully legally compliant with that review?

31.

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Minister for Social Care – Further to his Answer to Question 5 in the October 2011 Tynwald, when he intends to publish the report by the Serious Case Review Panel into the grievous bodily harm and wilful neglect/ill treatment of a child?

32.

The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Quirk) to ask the Minister for Social Care – If he will make a statement on the recent increases for local authority housing; and what rights local authority tenants have in their tenancy agreement with reference to housing, flats and sheltered accommodation?

33.

The Hon. Member for Garff (Mr Speaker) to ask the Attorney General – (a)

(b)

34.

Further to Answer to Question 26 in the March Tynwald, if he will make a statement explaining which elements of the Safeguarding Children Board Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures have legal status given that the Safeguarding Children Board itself has no legal status; and whether those elements of the Safeguarding Children Board InterAgency Child Protection Procedures that lack legal status are used to identify a child suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm as defined in Section 23(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 2001?

The Hon. Member for Douglas South (Mrs Beecroft) to ask the Attorney General – With respect to the Internal Audit Division’s investigation into Oak Road and PA 02/02106/B: in the absence of a planning application being made under Section 10(3) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1999, what powers planning officers have to make significant variations to a submitted and approved site boundary?

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The Question Paper For The Sitting of Tynwald on Tuesday 17 April 2012