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,[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, 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.[5] The Chief Minister assigns a minister to each department of the Isle of Man Government.[6]

Current membership[edit]

Current and historical composition of Council of Ministers / Executive Council[edit]

Structure of the Council of Ministers effective from 1 April 2014[a][edit]

Chief Minister Minister for
the Cabinet Office[a] Economic Development Education and Children Environment,
Food and
Agriculture
Health and Social Care Home Affairs Infrastructure Policy and Reform the Treasury
13/10/2016[9] 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[9] Hon. Richard Ronan[b]
07/10/2016[9] 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[10] Hon. Allan Bell[b] Hon. Allan Bell[b]
01/01/2016[11] Hon. Juan Watterson MHK
16/02/2015 N/A
02/07/2014 Hon. Chris Robertshaw MHK
19/06/2014[12] Hon. Allan Bell MHK Hon. Phil Gawne MHK Hon. Laurence Skelly MHK
01/04/2014 Hon. John Shimmin MHK
  1. ^ a b The Cabinet Office was legally established on 1 January 2016[7] and requires a Minister under the Government Departments Act 1987.[8]
  2. ^ a b c d e Ceased to be an MHK at the September 2016 General Election.
  3. ^ Elevated from the House of Keys to the Legislative Council in June 2015.

Structure of the Council of Ministers from 1 April 2010 - 31 March 2014[edit]

Chief Minister Community,
Culture and
Leisure
Economic Development Education and Children Environment,
Food and
Agriculture
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[13] 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[edit]

Chief Minister Agriculture,
Fisheries
and Forestry
Education Health and
Social
Security
Home Affairs Local
Government
and
Environment
Trade and
Industry
1
Transport2 Treasury Tourism and
Leisure
3
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 (?).[14]

2Formerly Department of Highways, Ports and Properties - renamed Department of Transport on 1 January 1995 (?),[15] with the Department's properties function transferring to the Department of Local Government and the Environment.[16]

3Formerly Department of Tourism and Transport - renamed Department of Tourism, Leisure and Transport on 1 October 1990 (?),[17] and again renamed the Department of Tourism and Leisure on 1 January 1995 (?).[18]

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.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constitution (Executive Council) (Amendment) Act 1980
  2. ^ Constitution (Executive Council) Act 1984
  3. ^ Constitution (Executive Council) (Amendment) Act 1986
  4. ^ Council of Ministers Act 1990
  5. ^ Council of Ministers Act 1990 sections 2 and 3
  6. ^ Council of Ministers Act 1990 section 5
  7. ^ http://www.tynwald.org.im/business/opqp/sittings/Tynwald%2020142016/2015-SD-0405.pdf
  8. ^ http://legislation.gov.im/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/1990/1990-0003/CouncilofMinistersAct1990_1.pdf
  9. ^ a b c "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2016" (PDF). 
  10. ^ "Assignment of Minister (Department of Home Affairs) Instrument 2016" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "The Assignment of Minister Instrument 2016" (PDF). 
  12. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2014" (PDF). 
  13. ^ "The Assignment of Ministers Instrument 2011" (PDF). 
  14. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Trade and Industry Order 1996. (SD No. 321/96)
  15. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Transport Order 1994. (SD No. 486/94)
  16. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Transfer of Functions (Properties) Order 1994. (SD No. 485/94)
  17. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Tourism, Leisure and Transport Order 1990
  18. ^ Government Departments Act 1987 - Department of Tourism and Leisure Order 1994. (SD No. 487/94)
  19. ^ Council of Ministers Act 1990

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