Council of Ministers of the Isle of Man

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The so-called Council of Ministers (Manx: Coonseil ny Shirveishee; often abbreviated informally to "CoMin") is the principal executive organ of the Isle of Man Government. Its role is similar to, though not identical with, that of the Cabinet in the United Kingdom. Until 1990, its title was the Executive Council.

The Executive Council, chaired by the Lieutenant Governor and including members of Tynwald, was established in 1949, and gradually thereafter became the effective government of the Island. The Lieutenant Governor ceased to chair the Executive Council in 1980, being replaced by a chairman elected by Tynwald,[1] and the Council was reconstituted in 1985 to include the chairmen of the eight principal boards of Tynwald;[2] in 1986, they were given the title Minister and the chairman was styled Chief Minister.[3] In 1990, the Council was renamed the Council of Ministers.[4]

The Council of Ministers consists of the Chief Minister and not more than nine ministers. The Chief Minister must be a Member of the House of Keys[5] and ministers must be members of Tynwald. Originally, the Chief Minister was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor on the nomination of Tynwald. On 20 March 2018[5] this changed so that the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor on the nomination of and from among the members of House of Keys, as it is the directly elected chamber. Ministers are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, acting on the advice of and with the concurrence of the Chief Minister.[4] The Chief Minister assigns a minister to each department of the Isle of Man Government.[4] The Council of Ministers must command the confidence of 16 members of the House of Keys.[4]

Current membershipEdit

Current and historical composition of Council of Ministers / Executive CouncilEdit

Structure of the Council of Ministers effective from 1 April 2014Edit

Chief Minister Minister for
the Cabinet Office[a] Enterprise[b] Education, Sport
and Culture
[c]
Environment,
Food and
Agriculture
Health and Social Care Justice and Home Affairs[d] Infrastructure Policy and Reform the Treasury
15/10/2021 Alfred Cannan MHK Kate Lord-Brennan MHK Alex Allinson MHK Julie Edge MHK Clare Barber MHK Lawrie Hooper MHK Jane Poole-Wilson MHK Tim Crookall MHK N/A David Ashford MHK
12/10/2021 Howard Quayle MHK Howard Quayle MHK Alex Allinson MHK Geoffrey Boot MHK David Ashford MHK Graham Cregeen MHK Tim Baker MHK Ray Harmer MHK Alfred Cannan MHK
20/07/2021[10] Howard Quayle MHK
03/06/2020[11] Laurence Skelly MHK
27/05/2020[12] Ray Harmer MHK Vacant
03/03/2020 Chris Thomas MHK
21/02/2020 Graham Cregeen MHK David Ashford MHK[e]
08/01/2018[14] Bill Malarkey MHK
13/10/2016[15] Kate Beecroft MHK
10/10/2016[15] Richard Ronan MHK
07/10/2016[15] Howard Quayle MHK
04/10/2016[16] Tim Crookall MLC [f] John Shimmin MHK Phil Gawne MHK John Shimmin MHK Eddie Teare MHK
28/09/2016[18] Allan Bell MHK Allan Bell MHK
01/01/2016[19] Juan Watterson MHK
16/02/2015[g] N/A
02/07/2014[20] Chris Robertshaw MHK[g]
19/06/2014[21] Allan Bell MHK Phil Gawne MHK Laurence Skelly MHK
01/04/2014[22] John Shimmin MHK
  1. ^ The Cabinet Office was legally established on 1 January 2016[6] and requires a Minister under the Government Departments Act 1987.[7]
  2. ^ Formerly the Department of Economic Development - renamed the Department for Enterprise, with various functions transferred on 24 November 2017.[8]
  3. ^ Formerly the Department of Education and Children - renamed the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, with various functions transferred on 24 November 2017.[8]
  4. ^ The title of the Minister for Home Affairs was changed to Minister for Justice and Home Affairs on 1 December 2020[9]
  5. ^ This was an interim appointment following the death of Bill Malarkey MHK.[13]
  6. ^ Elevated from the House of Keys to the Legislative Council in June 2015.[17]
  7. ^ a b No Assignment of Ministers Instrument required as the Minister for Policy and Reform is not assigned to a Government department under the Council of Ministers Act 1990.[4]

Structure of the Council of Ministers from 1 April 2010 – 31 March 2014Edit

Chief Minister Minister for
Community,
Culture and
Leisure
Economic Development Education and Children Environment,
Food and
Agriculture
Health Home Affairs Infrastructure Social Care the Treasury
03/03/2014[22] Allan Bell MHK Chris Robertshaw MHK John Shimmin MHK Tim Crookall MHK Phil Gawne MHK Howard Quayle MHK Juan Watterson MHK Laurence Skelly MHK Howard Quayle MHK Eddie Teare MHK
13/09/2012[23] Graham Cregeen MHK David Anderson MHK David Cretney MHK Chris Robertshaw MHK
03/09/2012[23] John Shimmin MHK[a]
12/07/2012[25] Juan Watterson MHK
20/06/2012[26] Tim Crookall MHK David Anderson MHK[b]
14/10/2011[28] Peter Karran MHK
11/10/2011[29] David Cretney MHK Allan Bell MHK Eddie Teare MHK John Shimmin MHK Adrian Earnshaw MHK Phil Gawne MHK Martyn Quayle MHK Anne Craine MHK
01/04/2010[30] Tony Brown MHK
  1. ^ This was a temporary appointment and Juan Watterson MHK remained a non-assigned minister during the period between 3 and 12 September 2012.[24]
  2. ^ This was an interim appointment following the dismissal of Peter Karran MHK.[27]

Structure of the Executive Council / Council of Ministers from 16 December 1986 – 31 March 2010[a]Edit

Chief Minister Minister for
Agriculture,
Fisheries
and Forestry
Education Health and
Social
Security
Home Affairs Local
Government
and
Environment
Trade and
Industry[b]
Transport[c] the Treasury Tourism and
Leisure[d]
11/08/2008 Tony Brown MHK Phil Gawne MHK Anne Craine MHK Eddie Teare MHK Adrian Earnshaw MHK John Shimmin MHK David Cretney MHK David Anderson MHK Allan Bell MHK Martyn Quayle MHK
15/12/2006 Martyn Quayle MHK Adrian Earnshaw MHK
01/08/2005 Donald Gelling MLC David Anderson MHK Steve Rodan MHK John Shimmin MHK John Rimmington MHK Alex Downie MHK Phil Braidwood MHK David Cretney MHK
14/12/2004 Bill Henderson MHK Phil Braidwood MHK John Shimmin MHK
30/06/2004 Richard Corkill MHK
06/12/2001 John Rimmington MHK Steve Rodan MHK Clare Christian MLC Pam Crowe MLC[e]
04/12/2001 Alex Downie MHK Allan Bell MHK Walter Gilbey MHK David North MHK Tony Brown MHK Richard Corkill MHK
12/05/1999 Donald Gelling MHK
06/12/1996 Hazel Hannan Edgar Mann MLC Edgar Quine MHK
06/08/1996 Miles Walker MHK Noel Cringle MHK Bernie May MHK Richard Corkill MHK Terry Groves MHK Allan Bell MHK David North MHK Donald Gelling MHK Tony Brown MHK
18/07/1996 Miles Walker MHK
14/12/1995 Edmund Lowey MLC
13/03/1995 John Corrin MHK Hazel Hannan MHK
11/10/1994 Arnold Callin MLC
13/10/1992 Tony Brown MHK Allan Bell MHK
18/12/1991 Allan Bell MHK
29/10/1990 David North MHK Ron Cretney MHK Jim Cain MHK Edmund Lowey MLC Bernie May MHK Arnold Callin MLC
19/12/1989 Victor Kneale MHK
27/04/1988 Donald Gelling MHK Tony Brown MHK Dominic Delaney MHK David Cannan MHK
16/12/1986 Donald Maddrell MHK Ian Anderson MLC
  1. ^ Prior to 1 October 1990 the Council of Ministers was called the Executive Council.[4]
  2. ^ Formerly the Department of Industry - renamed the Department of Trade and Industry on 1 July 1996 (?).[31]
  3. ^ Formerly Department of Highways, Ports and Properties - renamed Department of Transport on 1 January 1995 (?),[32] with the Department's properties function transferring to the Department of Local Government and the Environment.[33]
  4. ^ Formerly Department of Tourism and Transport - renamed Department of Tourism, Leisure and Transport on 1 October 1990 (?),[34] and again renamed the Department of Tourism and Leisure on 1 January 1995 (?).[35]
  5. ^ Elevated from the House of Keys to the Legislative Council in 2003.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Constitution (Executive Council) (Amendment) Act 1980
  2. ^ Constitution (Executive Council) Act 1984
  3. ^ Constitution (Executive Council) (Amendment) Act 1986
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Council of Ministers Act 1990" (PDF). Isle of Man Government. Isle of Man Government.
  5. ^ a b "Council of Ministers (Amendment) Act 2018" (PDF). Isle of Man Government. Isle of Man Government.
  6. ^ "Cabinet Office (Creation of New Department and Transfer of Planning Policy Function) Order 2015" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  7. ^ "Government Departments Act 1987" (PDF). Isle of Man Government. Isle of Man Government.
  8. ^ a b "Transfer of Functions (Economic Development and Education) Order 2017" (PDF). Isle of Man Government. Isle of Man Government.
  9. ^ "Ministerial Titles Order 2020" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  10. ^ "Chief Minister takes over responsibility for Department for Enterprise". Isle of Man Government.
  11. ^ "New Policy and Reform Minister appointed". Manx Radio. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Chris Thomas sacked as a minister". Manx Radio. 27 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Designation of ministerial duties for Home Affairs". Isle of Man Government. Isle of Man Government.
  14. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2018" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  15. ^ a b c "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2016" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  16. ^ "Tynwald Court Official Report, Tuesday, 4th October 2016" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  17. ^ "Isle of Man Legislative Council: Two men elected". BBC News.
  18. ^ "Assignment of Minister (Department of Home Affairs) Instrument 2016" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  19. ^ "The Assignment of Minister Instrument 2016" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  20. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2014" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  21. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2014" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  22. ^ a b "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2014" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  23. ^ a b "The Assignment of Ministers (Department of Home Affairs) Instrument 2012" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  24. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers (Department of Home Affairs) Instrument 2012" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  25. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers (No. 2) Instrument 2012" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  26. ^ "Isle of Man education minister sacked after film vote". BBC News.
  27. ^ "Isle of Man education minister sacked after film vote". BBC News.
  28. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2011" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  29. ^ "Tynwald Court Official Report, Tuesday, 11th October 2011" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  30. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2010" (PDF). Tynwald. Tynwald.
  31. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Trade and Industry Order 1996. (SD No. 32.)
  32. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Transport Order 1994. (SD No. 486/94)
  33. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Transfer of Functions (Properties) Order 1994 . (SD No. 485/94)
  34. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Tourism, Leisure and Transport Order 1990
  35. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Tourism and Leisure Order 1994. (SD No. 487/94)

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