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Tynwald Information Service​

The Clerk of Tynwald's Office offer an information service to the public from the Ground Floor of Legislative Buildings on Finch Road in Douglas.

The area is fully accessible for disabled persons or those with limited mobility and is open from 09.00-17.00 Mon-Fri, excluding public holidays.

​General Enquiries and Research

Staff are available to assist the general public with basic enquiries, particularly finding documents in hard copy or on websites and directing them to Government Departments for further information. Staff may not give legal advice. ​The Office can provide information and documentation relevant to the work of the Legislature of the Isle of Man, specialising in legal and parliamentary material. Official documents from Tynwald or Isle of Man Government are available to view and purchase.​​

Collections 

The Office maintains a secondary legislation reference collection online: 

    • ​Secondary legislation, also known as subordinate legislation, is legislation made under the authority of primary, enabling, legislation. In the Isle of Man there are two types of secondary legislation, statutory documents and UK secondary legislation that applies to the Isle of Man.
    • Up to 1993, Government Circulars included statutory documents such as regulations, extra-statutory documents such as tax concessions, and public notices such as road closures. 
    • Further information about secondary legislation can be found in Chapter 7 of the Tynwald Companion.

The following collections of material are available on request or by appointment:

  • Debates of the Legislature 1888-date​

  • Most reports of the Legislature and Executive Government that have been laid before Tynwald since 1906; and

  • Manx Statutes from 1417 and secondary legislation from the 18th Century to date.

The catalogue of physical copies may be accessed at http://tynwaldlibrary.cirqahosting.com/.​

A fee will be charged for hard copies of documents.​

Other resources​

The Office works in close co-operation with HM Attorney-General's Chamber, the Manx Museum Library and other collections, both on and off the Island, in order to supplement resources.


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