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  1. Doesn't appear to be any agreement between applicant's engineers & those appointed by DEFA
  2. Don't the minutes suggest that the building is structurally sound and the steel reinforcement isn't necessary?
  3. So the certain members of government who were contacted about reducing the rate of VAT on food & said they couldn't do anything were not in fact correct?
  4. The words tarmac or traffic do not appear in the minutes
  5. It used to be said that VAT rates couldn't be changed unless there was an EU variation arrangement/agreement in place elsewhere Presumably they can only now be varied in line with the Common Purse
  6. "He [the representative from MNH] expressed disappointment with the unadventurous design of the proposed replacement, expressing that in such a site, a more imaginative approach should be taken"
  7. Looks alright on Streetview - what happened?
  8. If that's all true then their appeal will surely be successful
  9. Which Tynwald Select Committee is holding government to account on renewable energy generation?
  10. I'm sceptical of the 'hundreds of people expressing their support' but there has to be support for modern architecture & modern building standards from government or we're not going to get anywhere with up-to-date home insulation A good architect could surely make a design incorporating the old warehouse features into a new plan? There's a few houses on the island I know of that have done this with little problem
  11. What, with Alan & Eddie's austerity programme? They just chose to spend as little as possible on anything other than the institution of Tynwald and the massive edifice of government Doing away with higher education grants in order to preserve grants for farmers was the nadir of that administration
  12. The Climate Change Transformation Board has little funding - perhaps £3m Most of the Climate Response budget of £42m appears to be in departmental budgets It is not there to give CoMin a great big kick in the pants, more of a much restricted sop from CoMin to public opinion
  13. This & the built environment reform one would be a good start Wattaperson's Poverty Committee isn't achieving much Economic Policy Review Committee have their moments These & others are supposed to hold government to account The Constitutional Reform Committee is conducting it's affairs in language no one can understand
  14. Frankly I think good financial control went out of the window when he was Treasury Minister, but I'm only an uninformed bystander
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