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​The Tricameral System

 
 
 

 
 

   Members

24 members elected by the citizens of the Isle of Man. After each election one member is elected by the others to be the Speaker

President of Tynwald
The Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man
Her Majesty's Attorney General 
Eight members elected by the House of Keys
 
All members of the House of Keys and the Legislative Council.
 
Presided over by the Speaker 
of the House of Keys.
 
Presided over by the President of Tynwald
Presided over by the President of Tynwald

   Sittings

From 10.00 each Tuesday except when Tynwald sits, or during recess
From 10.30 each Tuesday except when Tynwald sits,  or during recess
From 10.30 on the third Tuesday of each month, except during recess, continuing into Wednesday and Thursday until business is concluded.
 
It also sits annually at St John’s on Tynwald Day. 
 

   Business

Bills: The principal business of the House is the consideration of draft legislation, Bills.

Questions relating to public affairs, for oral or written answer, may be tabled by members.

Statements can also be made in the House.
 
Bills: The principal business of the House is the consideration of draft legislation, Bills.

Questions are from time to time tabled in the Council.
 
Statements may also be made in the Council.
Bills passed by both Branches are signed in Tynwald before being submitted for Royal Assent.
 
Questions may be tabled for oral or written answer.
 
Motions may be tabled for debate in Tynwald on any matters of policy or concern including IOM Government policy and finance. Committees may be appointed by Tynwald to consider and report on any subject.

Secondary (delegated) legislation which includes orders and regulations required to bring primary legislation into force.
 

 

Further Information:

House of Keys Site / Tynwald Companion Chapter 4

Legistlative Council Site / Tynwald Companion Chapter 3

Tynwald Court Site / Tynwald Companion Chapter 2