Council of Ministers of the Isle of Man
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The Council of Ministers (Manx: Coonseil ny Shirveishee) 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, and the Council was reconstituted in 1985 to include the chairmen of the eight principal Boards of Tynwald; in 1986, they were given the title Minister and the chairman was styled Chief Minister. In 1990, the Council was renamed the Council of Ministers.
The Council of Ministers consists of the Chief Minister and not more than nine ministers, all of whom must be members of Tynwald. The Chief Minister is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor on the nomination of Tynwald, and the ministers are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, acting on the advice of and with the concurrence of the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister assigns a minister to each department of the Isle of Man Government.
- 1 Current membership
- 2 Current and historical composition of Council of Ministers / Executive Council
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
- Chief Minister and Minister for the Cabinet Office – Ard-shirveishagh Hon Howard Quayle MHK
- Minister for Policy and Reform –Shirveishagh son Polasee as Aa-chummey Hon Chris Thomas MHK
- Minister for Economic Development – Shirveishagh son Lhiasaghey Tarmaynagh Hon Laurence Skelly MHK
- Minister for Education and Children – Shirveishagh son Ynsee as Paitchyn Hon Graham Cregeen MHK
- Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture Shirveishagh son Chymmyltaght, Bee as Eirinys- Hon Geoffrey Boot MHK
- Minister for Health and Social Care – Shirveishagh son Slaynt as Kiarail y Theay -Hon Kate Beecroft MHK
- Minister for Home Affairs Shirveishagh son Cooishyn Sthie– Hon Bill Malarkey MHK
- Minister for Infrastructure -Shirveishagh son Bun-troggalys Hon Ray Harmer MHK
- Minister for The Treasury Shirveishagh Tashtee– Hon Alfred Cannan MHK
Current and historical composition of Council of Ministers / Executive Council
|Chief Minister||Minister for|
|the Cabinet Office[a]||Economic Development||Education and Children||Environment,
|Health and Social Care||Home Affairs||Infrastructure||Policy and Reform||the Treasury|
|13/10/2016||Hon. Howard Quayle MHK||Hon. Laurence Skelly MHK||Hon. Graham Cregeen MHK||Hon. Geoffrey Boot MHK||Hon. Kate Beecroft MHK||Hon. Bill Malarkey MHK||Hon. Ray Harmer MHK||Hon. Chris Thomas MHK||Hon. Alfred Cannan MHK|
|10/10/2016||Hon. Richard Ronan[b]|
|07/10/2016||Hon. Howard Quayle MHK|
|04/10/2016||Hon. Tim Crookall[c]||Hon. John Shimmin||Hon. Phil Gawne[b]||Hon. John Shimmin[b]||Hon. Eddie Teare|
|28/09/2016||Hon. Allan Bell[b]||Hon. Allan Bell[b]|
|01/01/2016||Hon. Juan Watterson MHK|
|02/07/2014||Hon. Chris Robertshaw MHK|
|19/06/2014||Hon. Allan Bell MHK||Hon. Phil Gawne MHK||Hon. Laurence Skelly MHK|
|01/04/2014||Hon. John Shimmin MHK|
Structure of the Council of Ministers from 1 April 2010 - 31 March 2014
|Economic Development||Education and Children||Environment,
|Health||Home Affairs||Infrastructure||Social Care||Treasury|
|03/03/2014||Hon Allan Bell MHK||Hon Chris Robertshaw MHK||Hon John Shimmin MHK||Hon Tim Crookall MHK||Hon Phil Gawne MHK||Hon Howard Quayle MHK||Hon Juan Watterson MHK||Hon Laurence Skelly MHK||Hon Howard Quayle MHK||Hon Eddie Teare MHK|
|12/07/2012||Hon Graham Cregeen MHK||Hon David Anderson MHK||Hon David Cretney MHK||Hon Chris Robertshaw MHK|
|20/06/2012||Hon Tim Crookall MHK||David Anderson MHK|
|14/10/2011||Hon Peter Karran MHK|
|11/10/2011||Hon David Cretney MHK||Hon Allan Bell MHK||Hon Eddie Teare MHK||Hon John Shimmin MHK||Hon Adrian Earnshaw MHK||Hon Phil Gawne MHK||Hon Martyn Quayle MHK||Hon Anne Craine MHK|
|01/04/2010||Hon Tony Brown MHK|
Structure of the Executive Council / Council of Ministers from 16 December 1986 - 31 March 2010
|11/08/2008||Hon Tony Brown MHK||Hon Phil Gawne MHK||Hon Anne Craine MHK||Hon Eddie Teare MHK||Hon Adrian Earnshaw MHK||Hon John Shimmin MHK||Hon David Cretney MHK||Hon David Anderson MHK||Hon Allan Bell MHK||Hon Martyn Quayle MHK|
|15/12/2006||Hon Martyn Quayle MHK||Hon Adrian Earnshaw MHK|
|01/08/2005||Hon Donald Gelling MLC||Hon David Anderson MHK||Hon Steve Rodan MHK||Hon John Shimmin MHK||Hon John Rimmington MHK||Hon Alex Downie MHK||Hon Phil Braidwood MHK||Hon David Cretney MHK|
|14/12/2004||Hon Bill Henderson MHK||Hon Phil Braidwood MHK||Hon John Shimmin MHK|
|30/06/2004||Hon Richard Corkill MHK|
|06/12/2001||Hon John Rimmington MHK||Hon Steve Rodan MHK||Hon Clare Christian MLC||Hon Pam Crowe 4|
|04/12/2001||Hon Alex Downie MHK||Hon Allan Bell MHK||Hon Walter Gilbey MHK||Hon David North MHK||Hon Tony Brown MHK||Hon Richard Corkill MHK|
|12/05/1999||Hon Donald Gelling MHK|
|06/12/1996||Hon Hazel Hannan||Hon Edgar Mann MLC||Hon Edgar Quine MHK|
|06/08/1996||Hon Miles Walker MHK||Hon Noel Cringle MHK||Hon Bernie May MHK||Hon Richard Corkill MHK||Hon Terry Groves MHK||Hon Allan Bell MHK||David North MHK||Hon Donald Gelling MHK||Tony Brown MHK|
|18/07/1996||Hon Miles Walker MHK|
|14/12/1995||Hon Eddie Lowey MLC|
|13/03/1995||Hon John Corrin MHK||Hon Hazel Hannan MHK|
|11/10/1994||Hon Arnold Callin MLC|
|13/10/1992||Hon Tony Brown MHK||Hon Allan Bell MHK|
|18/12/1991||Hon Allan Bell MHK|
|29/10/1990||Hon David North MHK||Hon Ron Cretney MHK||Hon Jim Cain MHK||Hon Eddie Lowey MLC||Hon Bernie May MHK||Hon Arnold Callin MLC|
|19/12/1989||Hon Victor Kneale MHK|
|27/04/1988||Hon Donald Gelling MHK||Hon Tony Brown MHK||Hon Dominic Delaney MHK||Hon David Cannan MHK|
|16/12/1986||Hon Donald Maddrell MHK||Hon Ian Anderson MLC|
1Formerly Department of Industry - renamed Department of Trade and Industry on 1 July 1996 (?).
2Formerly Department of Highways, Ports and Properties - renamed Department of Transport on 1 January 1995 (?), with the Department's properties function transferring to the Department of Local Government and the Environment.
3Formerly Department of Tourism and Transport - renamed Department of Tourism, Leisure and Transport on 1 October 1990 (?), and again renamed the Department of Tourism and Leisure on 1 January 1995 (?).
4Elevated from the House of Keys to the Legislative Council in 2003
Prior to 1 October 1990 the Council of Ministers was called the Executive Council.
- Executive Council (Commonwealth countries)
- Executive Council of the Isle of Man
- Isle of Man Government
- Constitution (Executive Council) (Amendment) Act 1980
- Constitution (Executive Council) Act 1984
- Constitution (Executive Council) (Amendment) Act 1986
- Council of Ministers Act 1990
- Council of Ministers Act 1990 sections 2 and 3
- Council of Ministers Act 1990 section 5
- "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2016" (PDF).
- "Assignment of Minister (Department of Home Affairs) Instrument 2016" (PDF).
- "The Assignment of Minister Instrument 2016" (PDF).
- "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2014" (PDF).
- "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2011" (PDF).
- Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Trade and Industry Order 1996. (SD No. 321/96)
- Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Transport Order 1994. (SD No. 486/94)
- Government Departments Act 1987 - Transfer of Functions (Properties) Order 1994. (SD No. 485/94)
- Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Tourism, Leisure and Transport Order 1990
- Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Tourism and Leisure Order 1994. (SD No. 487/94)
- Council of Ministers Act 1990
- Isle of Man Government website - Council of Ministers
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110727082404/http://mhkstheyworkforyou.org/default.aspx Access to work & info of members of Tynwald