Blog 29 Oct 16How do I describe this week’s workload activities?

Incredibly busy, a lot of reading, shaking hands, meeting people and truly rolling up my sleeves, getting down to the job I was elected to do.

With the DED roles and functions now allocated by Minister Skelly, I had several department and political briefs on tourism, construction, motor sport and inward investments, along with a couple of media interviews during the week and attending the construction forums working group.

I still managed to involve myself in several constituency matters, along with researching a number of items and preparing myself for the Keys sitting on Tuesday, which was quite short.

I really enjoyed this week’s sitting of the House of Keys, the exchange of questions on the Manx Gas and their 2016 press releases was certainly a highlight. I am hoping to get an opportunity to fully review the Regulatory Agreement with Manx Gas over this weekend.

I was also fortunate to visit Government House twice this week to see the new Lieutenant Governor. I think Sir Richard Gozney will serve this island and the local community over the next five years very well.

In addition to all of this, I also had to read a large amount of documentation in order to bring myself fully up to date on a number of key topics that will come to the forefront in coming weeks.

A lot more reading over the weekend is required in order to prepare for next week.