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Energy crisis support packages to be examined by Public Accounts Committee

The Tynwald Public Accounts Committee will now be taking oral evidence on the morning of Tuesday 20th September 2022 from 8.00am in the Legislative Council Chamber, Legislative Buildings, Bucks Road, Douglas. The support packages for the energy crisis measures, announced on 24 August 2022, will be discussed with the following witnesses:

08.00am Treasury: Hon Alex Allinson MHK, Minister, and David Catlow, Interim Chief Financial Officer 

08.45am Manx Utilities Authority: Rob Callister, Chair; Philip King, Chief Executive Officer; Simon Clague, Finance Director; and Andrea Littlejohns, Head of Customer Billing 

09.30am Communications & Utilities Regulatory Authority: Mr Ivan Kiely, Chief Executive Officer

Public Accounts Committee Chair, The Hon Juan Watterson SHK, commented, “With inflation on the rise and energy costs a big proportion of that, the PAC is holding a hearing on the Government response and the cost to the public purse. The PAC brings together experience across finance, economic, social and infrastructure policy. This important subject has significant consequences for everyone on the Island, so a timely opportunity to ask the important questions is essential for Government accountability.” 

The Members of the Public Accounts Committee appointed by Tynwald are The Hon. Juan Watterson SHK (Chair), Mrs Daphne Caine MHK (Vice Chair); Miss Tanya August-Hanson MLC, Mrs Claire Christian MHK, Mrs Ann Corlett MHK and Mr Rob Mercer MLC.

The evidence will be taken in public; members of the public are welcome to attend. The evidence will also be available to listen to on the “live and listen again” audio webcast service on the Tynwald website.

Joann Corkish
Clerk to the Committee
Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Phone:01624 685511 


Published - 16/09/2022