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Utility merge plans at an early stage

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare

The Treasury Minister says plans to merge the MEA and the Water and Sewerage Authority are only in the very early stages.

Eddie Teare has sent a letter to all Tynwald members outlining the plan - saying a single utility authority could result in major savings.

The revelation caused a stir particularly from MEA chairman Howard Quayle who claimed he’d played no part in putting the plans together.

Mr Teare says it's worthwhile looking into the idea:

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