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Departments aren't 'empires' says Policy Minister

John Shimmin MHK

Departments aren't empires and their ministers can't push policy priorities:

 
That's the message from the Policy and Reform Minister - who's trying to put a stop to individual silos flouting proper procedures.
 
Variations to policy need to be approved by Tynwald, recommended by the Council of Ministers and endorsed by three ministers and a sub-committee. 
 
John Shimmin says historically he's been guilty of pushing causes for consideration without formal endorsement. 
 
He says it now takes longer, but it's a fairer system: 
 

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