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Pre-School Investigation Continues

The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, a Standing Committee of Tynwald, has been asked by 10 Members of Tynwald to consider if the new pre-school education policy of the Department of Education and Children is value for money and also if it meets educational needs.

The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee intends to hear evidence from the persons listed below on Monday 5th November 2012 at the times shown in the Legislative Council Chamber, Legislative Buildings, Bucks Road, Douglas. The evidence will be taken in public. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 

10.30 am

Mr Stuart Dobson, Chief Executive, Department of Education and Children

 

11.15 am

Hon W E Teare MHK, Treasury Minister and former Minister for Education and Children

The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, a Standing Committee of Tynwald, has already heard evidence on this matter on 2nd May, 21st June, 28th June and 9th October 2012. 

On 2nd May the Committee held a general evidence session with the then Minister for Education and Children and senior officers in which pre-school education was one of the subjects touched on.  

On 21st June the Committee heard from former DEC Members Mr Dudley Butt MLC and Mr Zac Hall MHK.

On 28th June the Committee heard from Mrs Amy Burns and Mrs Lisa Morris.

On 9th October the Committee heard from the CoMin Pre-School Working Party, comprising of Hon Chris Robertshaw MHK, Hon Phil Gawne MHK and Mr Peter Karran MHK; and also from former DEC Member Mr John Houghton MHK.

The Committee is chaired by Mrs Brenda Cannell MHK. The other Members are the Hon Stephen  Rodan SHK and Mr David Callister MLC. Further information on the Committee is available here.

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For further information contact:

Jonathan King

Clerk of the Committee

Legislative Buildings, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3PW

Tel: 01624 685500

Email: j.king@tynwald.org.im

Published - 29/10/2012