Tynwald Standing Orders
shall be three Policy Review Committees which shall be Standing Committees of
the Court. Subject to Standing Order 5.6(3) they may scrutinise the established
(but not emergent) policies, as deemed necessary by each Committee, of the
Departments and Offices indicated in this paragraph together with the
associated Statutory Boards and other bodies:
Affairs Committee: Department of Health and Social Care; Department of
Education, Sport and Culture; and Department of Home Affairs.
Policy Review Committee shall in addition be entitled to take evidence from
witnesses, whether representing a Department, Office, Statutory Board or other
organisation within its remit or not, in cases where the subject matter
cuts across different areas of responsibility of different Departments,
Offices, Statutory Boards or other organisations. The Policy Review Committees
may also hold joint sittings for deliberative purposes or to take evidence. The
Chairmen of the Policy Review Committees shall agree on the scope of a Policy
Review Committee’s inquiry where the subject cuts across the respective
boundaries of the Policy Review Committees’ remits.
Each Policy Review Committee shall have:
(a) a Chairman elected by Tynwald,
(b) two other Members.
Members of Tynwald shall not be eligible for membership of
the Committee, if, for the time being, they hold any of the following offices:
President of Tynwald, member of the Council of Ministers, member of the
Treasury Department referred to in section 1(2)(b) of the Government
Departments Act 1987.
The Policy Review Committees shall be authorised to require
the attendance of Ministers for the purpose of assisting the Committee (or Committees,
if sitting jointly).
the need arise in relation to a particular matter, such as a conflict of
interest, Tynwald may elect an alternate member for the purpose and duration of
a Policy Review Committee’s consideration of that matter. A conflicted member
so replaced shall continue to serve as a member of the Committee for all other