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What is Tynwald?

 

Tynwald is the Isle of Man’s parliament.Tynwald in Session 2012

Parliament decides on money matters, makes new laws and talks about things which are important in the Isle of Man. Talking about things in parliament is called a debate.

Tynwald is a tri-cameral parliament. This means it has three parts: the House of Keys and the Legislative Council who meet separately and Tynwald Court, when they all meet together.

Picture Link to Tynwald Seating Plan

The Sword of State sits in the Tynwald Court Chamber whenever the Court meets. Click on it to open the Tynwald Court seating plan.