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
Advisory Council shall consist of 5 members, as follows —
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
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.
Geoff Corkish MBE MLC (Chairman)
Clare Bettison MHK
Adrian Tomkinson from the Department of Social Care attends meetings in an
3 of Statutory Boards Act 1987 applies: the term of office for non-Tynwald
members is five years.
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