Pupils return to school

2022-08-12T12:02:41+01:0022 June 2020|

Twelve-week closure comes to an end

All the Island’s schools fully reopen this morning.

They closed 13 weeks ago on 23 March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

These Ballakermeen students have been studying from home during the period and are worried about the […]

10p school bus fare rise defended

2022-08-12T14:43:22+01:0023 April 2019|

Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer has defended the decision to increase school bus fares by 10p per journey.

But he appeared to leave some MHKs scratching their heads with some of the justifications he offered up for the increase, which could increase a […]

Department to make £75,000 per year from school bus fare increase

2022-08-12T14:46:58+01:0019 April 2019|

The Department of infrastructure will make an additional £75,000 a year from increasing school bus fares.

The figure was revealed by Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer in response to a question in the House of Keys earlier this week.

Onchan MHK Rob Callister asked him how much his department will receive, as a […]

MHK criticises school bus fare “stealth tax”

2022-08-12T14:47:30+01:0019 April 2019|

Rob Callister says price hike wasn’t included in budget

An MHK has criticised the Department of Infrastructure for introducing a price rise that wasn’t included in the budget.

Onchan member Rob Callister raised the issue of the recent increase to school bus fares at this morning’s sitting of the House of Keys.

Minister […]

Education Bill fair to Home Educators

2022-08-12T14:52:49+01:0026 February 2019|

Issue raised in House of Keys

The Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s consultation on the draft Education Bill is open to everyone, including home educators.

That’s according to Minister Graham Cregeen.

He was answering a question in Keys this morning from Onchan MHK Rob Callister.

Mr Callister wanted to know if the consultation was fair and impartial […]

Callister questions, Hooper clauses dominate Keys agenda

2022-08-12T14:53:59+01:0026 February 2019|

Twelve questions for oral answer

The House of Keys are sitting this morning.

There are 12 questions for oral answer and 22 for written reply, though amendments to the Communications Bill are likely to dictate the day’s proceedings.

Onchan MHK Rob Callister has questions about several matters.

Mr Callister will quiz the chief minister on the Manx […]

MHK question on Education Bill

2022-08-12T14:54:13+01:0025 February 2019|

Consultation on the 2019 Education Bill will be discussed in the House of Keys tomorrow.

Onchan MHK Rob Callister wants to know what measures the Department of Education, Sport & Culture has taken to ensure the consultation process is fair and impartial regarding home educators.

He’ll put his query to DESC Minister, […]

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