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Prescriptions, poverty and tourism to be discussed in Tynwald today

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

Increasing the cost of prescriptions, developments within towns and poverty will all be discussed in Tynwald today.

The April sitting of the Manx parliament includes Health Minister David Ashford's National Health and Care Service Act, which proposes increasing the cost of prescription items.

Speaker of the House of Keys Juan Watterson wants Tynwald to recognise the existence of poverty on the Isle of Man, while Middle MHK Bill Shimmins is seeking Tynwald backing for a committee to look at alternatives to developing in the countryside.

On the question paper, recently-published tourism figures, IT teachers and the sale of Government property all feature.

The sitting gets underway from 10.30am.


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