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Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities

​​The Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities has a statutory duty to give to any Isle of Man Government Department and Statutory Board of Tynwald advice on matters relating to chronically sick or disabled persons and to recommend changes in legislation. The Advisory Council cannot enforce or give instruction, nor can it take up cases on behalf of individuals. Its role is to make recommendations, support and to ask questions on behalf of interested parties regarding general issues.  
 
Under the Equality Act passed 2017, the Tynwald Equality Consultative Council will replace the Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities. Clause 159 of the Equality Act covers the transfer and the transformation of TACD into the Tynwald Equality Consultative Council (TECC).
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

​About the TACD

Membership

The Advisory Council shall consist of 5 members, as follows —

(a) 2 members of Tynwald appointed by the Council of Ministers, subject to the approval of Tynwald, one of whom shall be appointed by the Advisory Council as chairman;

(b) 3 persons, not being members of Tynwald, appointed by the Council of Ministers, subject to the approval of Tynwald, as representatives of interested statutory or voluntary welfare organisations with experience of work among, and the special needs of, chronically sick or disabled persons and including, if practicable, a disabled person or persons with that experience.

Tynwald Members 

Mr Geoff Corkish MBE MLC (Chairman)

Miss Clare Bettison MHK

Lay Members 

Mrs Breda Craine

Mrs Jayne Sloane

Miss Angela Bridson

Advisor

Mr Adrian Tomkinson from the Department of Social Care attends meetings in an advisory role.

Terms of Office 

Section 3 of Statutory Boards Act 1987 applies: the term of office for non-Tynwald members is five years.​

 


Contact

Please email tecc@gov.im