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Exploring Health and Economic Priorities as we Stay Safe

​The fourth Public Accounts Committee public emergency scrutiny session at 11.00 am on Friday 22nd May will start to look at preparedness for moving out of the emergency powers period, including considering the plan outlined in Stay Safe - Isle of Man Government medium-term response to COVID-19.

Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, the Hon Juan Watterson SHK commented, “We think it is important for the public to understand how Government is making decisions about how the Island will exit from the emergency; how the balance is being struck between the health and economic priorities. This is significant topic and we anticipate discussing this over more than one session.”

The Committee would be pleased to receive written submissions from anyone else who wishes to comment on this topic. Submissions should be sent by email to

Members of the Public Accounts Committee, the Hon Juan Watterson SHK, Rob Callister MHK, Julie Edge MHK, Chris Robertshaw MHK, and Jane Poole Wilson MLC, will hear from: Chief Minister, Hon Howard Quayle MHK; Chief Secretary, Will Greenhow; Director of Public Health, Dr Henrietta Ewart; Interim Chief Executive, Department of Health and Social Care, Kathryn Magson and Medical Director, Dr Rosalind Ranson.

The Legislative Buildings remain closed to the public. The Committee, staff and witnesses will all participate remotely in this meeting. The evidence will be able to be heard via the livestream on the Tynwald website here. The recording will also be available after the session under the “Listen Again” section of the website here and a Hansard transcription will be published in due course.

For more information contact:
Jonathan King
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald
Legislative Buildings
Tel: 01624 686303
Published - 18/05/2020