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The Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal 31 August 2007

The Appointments Commission* is seeking applications from individuals for membership of the Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal. Appointments will take effect from 1st November 2007.

• What is the Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal?

The Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is appointed under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 of the Tourist Act 1975. The Tribunal consists of a chairman and 4 other members, appointed in accordance with the Tribunals Act 2006.

• What does the Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal do?

The Tribunal considers appeals by any person aggrieved by the following:

  • any refusal of the Department of Tourism and Leisure to register any land as tourist premises; or
  • the cancellation of the registration of any tourist premises; or
  • the grading, re-grading, classification or reclassification of any tourist premises; or
  • any other matter which may be prescribed.

• Who are the Appointments Commission looking for?

The Commission is seeking an advocate, barrister or solicitor of not less than 7 years standing to fill the role of Chairman and four other members, two of whom shall be appointed after consultation with such body or bodies representative of persons engaged in the tourist industry.

Applicants for the lay members’ positions do not need any formal qualifications. However, the Appointments Commission will be looking for people who have a knowledge and understanding of tourism issues who will take an active part in the work of the Tribunal.

• How do I apply?

An information pack and further information about the role and the duties of the Tribunal are available from the Secretary of the Appointments Commission, c/o Government Office, Bucks Road, DOUGLAS. (Tel : 686266 Email :

If you are interested in applying you should contact the Secretary of the Appointments Commission to request an application form. Completed application forms should reach the Secretary by 24th September 2007. Late applications may be accepted by the Appointments Commission only at its discretion.


*The Appointments Commission has been established by the Council of Ministers under the auspices of the Tribunals Act 2006 as an independent body. Its principal function is to make appointments to various Appeals Tribunals and other bodies covered by the statutory provisions of the Tribunals Legislation.

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