Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Changes to Departmental Memberships

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CHIEF Minister Tony Brown MHK has announced changes to the political memberships of Government Departments, effective from Friday May 22, 2009.
The appointments, listed below, are a Governor in Council function – i.e. agreed by the Lieutenant Governor on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers. Also, the mid-term appointments of the Statutory Boards and Authorities chairmen and vice chairmen are proposed by the Council of Ministers with Council proposing some changes to the their political memberships, subject to approval at the June sitting of Tynwald.
It is proposed that Peel MHK Tim Crookall is appointed as chairman of the Water Authority, with Mrs Clare Christian MLC as vice chairman, and Onchan MHK David Quirk as vice chairman of the Office of Fair Trading. The Council of Ministers has also appointed Rushen MHK Juan Watterson to the position of chairman of the Planning Committee (this is a Council of Ministers appointment).

MEMBERSHIP OF DEPARTMENTS – MAY 2009
The new and former Departmental memberships are set out below. New appointments are marked * in the New Membership column. Members who have moved are indicated by brackets () under Previous Membership.

Treasury Minister Hon A R Bell MHK. Membership – no change. Members Mr A F Downie MLC Mr R P Braidwood MHK

Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Minister Hon P A Gawne MHK. New membership Mr D M W Butt MLC * Mr D Q Cannan MHK* Mrs B J Cannell MHK. Previous membership (Mr D A Callister MLC ) Mrs B J Cannell MHK (Mr D J Quirk MHK )

Transport Minister Hon D M Anderson MHK. New membership Mr D A Callister MLC * Mr C G Corkish MHK* Mr D J Quirk MHK Mr J R Turner MLC. Previous membership Mr J R Turner MLC Mr D J Quirk MHK (Mr T M Crookall MHK)

Local Government and the Environment Minister Hon J P Shimmin MHK. New membership Mr T M Crookall MHK* Mr Q Gill MHK* Mr J P Watterson MHK. Previous membership (Mrs C M Christian MLC) (Mr D M W Butt MLC ) Mr J P Watterson MHK

Health and Social Security Minister Hon W E Teare MHK. New membership Mr E A Crowe MLC Mr W M Malarkey MHK * Mr R W Henderson MHK *. Previous membership Mr E A Crowe MLC (Mr D M W Butt MLC ) (Mr J P Watterson MHK)

Tourism and Leisure Minister Hon G M Quayle MHK. New membership Mr J R Turner MLC * Mr C G Corkish MHK Mr G D Cregeen MHK. Previous membership Mr C G Corkish MHK (Mr Q Gill MHK) Mr G D Cregeen MHK

Home Affairs Minister Hon A J Earnshaw MHK. New membership Mr G H Waft MLC Mr W M Malarkey MHK. Previous membership Mr G H Waft MLC (Mr T M Crookall MHK) Mr W M Malarkey MHK

Education Minister Hon A V Craine MHK. New membership Mr E G Lowey MLC Mr G D Cregeen MHK Mr D M W Butt MLC *. Previous membership Mr E G Lowey MLC (Mr R W Henderson MHK) Mr G D Cregeen MHK

Trade and Industry Minister Hon D C Cretney MHK. New membership Mr D J Quirk MHK * Mrs C M Christian MLC*. Previous membership (Mr D A Callister MLC ) (Mr J R Turner MLC)

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