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Tynwald Day grievances handed in
Tynwald Day
The grievances were handed in on Tynwald Day
Four people have taken up their historic right to raise grievances with the Manx parliament this year.

The four petitions for redress of grievance were lodged during the annual Tynwald Day ceremony on 11 July.

The petitions include one from Margaret Bendall, who wants an inquiry to be held into the Manx Pension Supplement.

Another was from Edward Michael Thomas McBride, who wants an investigation into the way officials within the DHSS handle allegations of child abuse.

Ancient law

Brenda Elizabeth Williams is asking for a select committee to look into the conduct of the Post Office when issuing driving licences.

And an Isle of Man woman is seeking a select committee investigation into circumstances surrounding alleged assaults on her at Castle Rushen High School.

The petitions have been confirmed as conforming with the required standards.

Island residents, who have exhausted all normal channels of appeal, have the right, according to a law which dates back more than 1,000 years, to present their grievances to Tynwald.

It is now up to members of Tynwald to decide whether to pick any of them up and take them further.

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