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Legislative Council of the Isle of Man

Fears of rush job on district council seats

Pan-democrat legislators fear the government may be about to rush through another constitutional amendment - to scrap appointed seats on district councils.

Thursday, 16 June, 2011, 12:00am

Stay-away lawmakers threaten meetings

The weekly sittings of the Legislative Council risked being aborted on 10 occasions since October as most lawmakers stayed away from the chamber during motion debates, according to a watchdog.

A study by the Catholic Monitors on legislative councillors found that on at least 10 occasions the motion debates were attended by only a dozen or so lawmakers inside the chamber.

26 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Legco election

Election watchdog chief Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hin displays the new guidelines for Legislative Council elections. Mr Justice Woo says people who wish to become members of the Election Committee, which will choose six legislators in September, can register from May 31. More than 170,000 voters are eligible to elect 664 members from 35 sub-sectors on July 9.

18 May 2000 - 12:00am

Councils bill delayed for extra scrutiny

Tabling of the District Councils Bill to Legco has been postponed for a month, following claims it was being rushed through.

The delay was due to the slow progress of the Legislative Council bills committee's discussions, said Deputy Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Robin Ip Man-fai.

29 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Plan to create new top legal posts scrapped

A proposal to create two top posts in the Legal Department was withdrawn yesterday when legislators questioned their necessity.

The Government had proposed that two permanent Deputy Crown Counsel posts be set up to handle Legislative Council and constitutional matters.

15 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Chamber seat plan 'too late'

LEGISLATOR Jimmy McGregor, who was ousted from the general committee of the General Chamber of Commerce last year, will be given an ex-officio seat on the committee if a resolution is endorsed at an extraordinary meeting tomorrow.

The term will be for about three months until the end of the Legislative Council session in July.

24 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Too soon to get tough

LEGISLATOR Martin Lee Chu-ming consistently has demanded that the Governor's reform package be tabled in the Legislative Council immediately, before the conclusion of the Sino-British talks in Beijing. He refuses to accept that tabling the legislationwould prove a serious obstacle to further talks.

1 Jun 1993 - 12:00am