2020 - Future Constitution of the Communications Commission

Closed 4 Mar 2020

Opened 3 Feb 2020

Feedback Updated 11 Mar 2020

We Asked

The Commission sought views on its recommendation for the Future Constitution of the Communications Commission.

You Said

In total 5 responses were received: 3 responses from Licensed Operators and 2 from MHKs.

We Did

The next stage of the process will now involve reviewing all responses received in order to further inform, guide and enable the Commission to put a recommendation on its future structure before Tynwald for its consideration. The Commission will publish a Response to Consultation in the near future.

Overview

As the Communications Bill 2018 (the Bill) has passed through the Legislative Branches there has been much debate as to the structure of the Communications Commission (the Commission); specifically, regarding the appropriateness of having a political Chairperson.

As well as this the National Telecommunications Strategy recommended that the Commission “review its processes, procedures, and structure on enactment of the Communications Bill”.

As a result of this debate and recommendation, in March 2019 the Commission committed to reviewing its structures during the 2019-20 operating year with a view to putting a recommendation on its future structure before Tynwald for its consideration.

Why We Are Consulting

The Commission is seeking comments on its recommendation for the future constitution of the Commission.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Legislation