Select Committee on Poverty - Committee Members

The Hon J P Watterson SHK

Committee Chairman

Miss T M August-Hanson

Committee Member

Mr J R Moorhouse

Committee Member


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For enquiries or to submit written evidence please contact:

Mrs Joann Corkish
Clerk to the Committee
Legislative Buildings
Finch Road
Isle of Man
Tel: 01624 685500

The Committee reserves the right to publish any evidence sent to it in the absence of any agreement that the evidence will be confidential.

Committee Remit

That Tynwald: 

a) recognises the existence of relative poverty on our Island, and the struggle of those on low incomes;

b) recognises the debilitating impact it has on individuals, families and society;

c) accepts that this is often a complex problem that cuts across many different Government Departments, the third sector and personal responsibility; and

d) appoints a Select Committee of three members:

a. to investigate definitions of poverty based on different circumstances;

b. to investigate the underlying causes of poverty and how people have ended up in poverty;

c. to assess the policies, programs and measures in place by Government and others to tackle poverty; and

d. to report with recommendations.