Tag: Department of Home Affairs

Tynwald approval sought for new custody block

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking Tynwald approval to start work on the construction of a new custody block at Police Headquarters. Minister Juan Watterson MHK will ask Members to support capital funding of £2.8 million at the July sitting of Tynwald. Subject to permission being granted, the development would replace the existing facilities, […]

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Department pursuing modernisation programme in response to financial challenge

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is continuing to drive forward an ambitious programme of modernisation in response to its budgetary challenge. A reduction in staff, changes to service delivery and the rationalisation of its estate are among a package of measures being pursued to achieve the ongoing revenue savings required across Government. The Isle of […]

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Home Affairs working to achieve a safe and successful TT

Home Affairs working to achieve a safe and successful TT

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs will once again play a pivotal role in helping the Isle of Man to deliver a safe and successful TT. As the countdown continues towards the 2014 festival, the Department is working with other Government agencies, voluntary organisations and the private sector to finalise months of planning and preparation. The […]

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Growing recognition for restorative justice programme

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A restorative justice programme at the Isle of Man Prison is continuing to earn recognition for its powerful contribution towards the rehabilitation of offenders. Delivered by the PrisonWorks charity in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs, the innovative project helps prisoners address the consequences of their actions and lead more productive lives on their […]

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Views sought on modernisation of fire and rescue service legislation

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking the views of the public on proposals to modernise the Isle of Man’s fire and rescue service legislation. The Fire and Rescue Service Bill 2013 is intended to replace primary legislation including the Fire Precautions Act, which dates back to 1975, and the Fire Services Act, which dates […]

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Plans for rehabilitation and resettlement centre

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking planning permission to convert Grianagh Court into a rehabilitation and resettlement centre. An application has been submitted to change the use of the premises, which currently serves as the in-patient admission unit for the Isle of Man mental health service. The building is expected to become available in […]

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Department of Home Affairs seeking to update custody legislation

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is seeking to introduce the Custody (Amendment) Bill 2013 in the House of Keys next week to update the rules relating to drug testing in prison. The current legislation, the Custody Act 1995, does not allow for ‘intimate samples’ to be obtained from prisoners to test for the presence of […]

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Appeal for prison work projects

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Charities and businesses are being encouraged to join forces with the Department of Home Affairs to offer new work projects at the Isle of Man Prison. The ability to provide a range of constructive activities has an important role in maintaining discipline and safety in prison, as well as contributing towards the overall rehabilitation of […]

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Plans submitted for new custody block

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs has submitted plans to construct a new custody block at police headquarters in Douglas. Subject to permission being granted, the proposed development would replace the existing facilities which have reached the end of their operational life after more than 40 years of service. The project will involve a capital investment […]

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Plans submitted for replacement fire station

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs has submitted a planning application to construct a replacement fire station in the south east of the Island. Subject to permission being granted, a modern station and training tower will be located on the Ronaldsway industrial estate, near to the Sefton Express hotel and Strix factory. The new facility is […]

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