Select Committee of Tynwald on Population Rebalancing

Committee Members

Dr M Haywood MHK

Committee Chair


Mr P Craine MLC

Committee Member​


Hon C Thomas MHK

Committee Member



​Election of Chair: The Committee has elected Dr Haywood as its Chair. 

​New Committee: Select Committee established by Tynwald at the March 2022 sitting.  Mr Craine, Dr Haywood and Mr Thomas elected to the Committee.  


Contact the Committee

For enquiries or to submit written evidence please contact:

Carlos Phillips
Clerk to the Committee
Legislative Buildings
Finch Road
Isle of Man
Tel: 01624 685500

The Committee reserves the right to publish any evidence sent to it in the absence of any agreement that the evidence will be confidential.

Committee Remit

That Tynwald –

a) recognises the demographic challenges facing our Island;

b) recognises the long-term implications of population imbalance;

c) accepts that this is often a complex problem that cuts across many different Government Departments covering housing, education, health care, well-being, employment and economic growth;

d) appoints a Select Committee of three members: 

i. to clarify the demographic challenges;

ii. to investigate the underlying causes of these challenges and imbalances and explore where existing policies may inadvertently contribute to the issues; 

iii. to assess the policies, programmes and measures that could be put in place by Government to tackle demographic challenges and to come up with workable solutions; and 

iv. to publish by the last day of December 2022 a report to Tynwald with recommendations.​