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Crown Dependencies: Legislation

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what occasions the Privy Council consulted his Department or its predecessor on legislative matters submitted for promulgation from the Isle of Man in each year since 1997. (190784)

The Privy Council has not consulted the Ministry of Justice, or its predecessors, on any legislative matter submitted for promulgation from the Isle of Man since 1997. Isle of Man legislation is not submitted directly to Privy Council but to the Ministry of Justice so that the Secretary of State for Justice, in his role as the Privy Counsellor primarily responsible for matters relating to the Crown Dependencies may advise:

(a) His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man whether he may exercise his delegated authority to give Assent, on behalf of Her Majesty, to the legislation or

(b) that legislation dealing with defence; international relations; nationality and citizenship; the powers and remuneration of the Lieutenant Governor; the constitutional relationship between the UK and the Isle of Man; or which affects the Royal prerogative or the rights of The Queen in Her private capacity should be reserved for the signification of Her Majesty in Council and submitted to the Privy Council with the recommendation that Her Majesty in Council may properly be advised to make an assenting Order.

Records from 1997 to 2001 are not accessible in the available time but between 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2007 a total of 98 Isle of Man Bills were promulgated. Of those, only one was reserved for the Signification of Her Majesty in Council, the Constitution (Amendment) Act 2005.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what legislation introduced by the Government was considered for extension to the Isle of Man in each Session since 1997; and if he will make a statement; (190786)

(2) on what occasions the Government has consulted the administration of the Isle of Man on legislative issues since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Since 1997 the Government have consulted the Isle of Man about extension of the Acts of Parliament listed as follows.

This list is complied by year rather than by session due to the manner in which records are held, and is not definitive as only electronic records could be accessed in the time available.


Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Act 2007

Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Act 2007

UK Borders Act 2007

Serious Crime Act 2007

Draft Marine Bill


Armed Forces Act 2006

Companies Act 2006

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

Identity Cards Act 2006

Terrorism Act 2006

Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006


Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2005

Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005


Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc.) Act 2004

Patents Act 2004

Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004

Civil Contingencies Act 2004


Communications Act 2003

Extradition Act 2003

Co-operatives and Community Benefits Societies Act 2003


Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

Office of Communications Act 2002


Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001


Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000


Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


Landmines Act 1998

Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998


Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Act 1997

Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997

United Nations Personnel Act 1997