Consultation Hub

Consultation helps shape our work to inform the development of policy, projects and legislation.  It helps us to find out your views and lets us know about any ideas or suggestions you may have. 

See our archive for consultations issued before 1 January 2017.

Eaisht lesh dagh cleaysh, eisht jean briwnys
Listen with each ear, then decide

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked for feedback in respect of 3 main policy options which will shape the first phase of legislative reform regarding the collection of civil debt. This focused on what improvements could be made to the underlying framework of how debts are recorded and made accessible, and options that would affect how debts are recovered by the coroners.    

You Said

Most respondents welcomed the proposals recognising the need for change in the areas outlined.  Some concerns were raised about the practical impact that certain changes may have. The Treasury has responded to these concerns within the feedback document. 

We Did

The Treasury has published full details of the feedback where permitted by respondents and also outlined proposed next steps.  Drafting instructions will now be progressed based on the agreed policies and a draft Bill will be brought forward for further full public consultation within the coming months. 

This initial Bill represents phase 1 of a 3 phased approach to reform all relevant underlying legislation, organisational frameworks and procedures relating to the collection of civil debts. Phase 2 will review the current coroner structure and the third phase will consider options for reviewing the existing insolvency framework.      

We Asked

For feedback on proposals to make new Regulations to give effect to the latest version of Chapter 1 to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) which regulates the survey and certification of ships.

You Said

We received no substantive comments on the proposals.

We Did

We are progressing with the Regulations and expect to submit them to Tynwald in the next few months.

We Asked

We asked for the views of the public on proposals for the next phase of the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) Scheme – proposals which have been designed to progress further towards eradication of BVD.

You Said

The consultation attracted 25 responses in total – 23 online and 2 via email.

The vast majority of respondents acknowledged the need for the BVD control strategy to be taken forward towards eradication. There were some concerns around potential costs and movement restrictions. Further guidance on biosecurity was strongly recommended by the respondents.

We Did

We have published a Summary of Responses to the Consultation document. Noting the feedback received, DEFA will further develop the proposed changes to the BVD Scheme.