Saturday, July 21, 2018
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Minister looks forward to DHA challenge 13 August 2008

Minister Earnshaw with DHA teamHON Adrian Earnshaw MHK says he is relishing the challenge of his new ministerial position at the Department of Home Affairs.

The Onchan MHK had been at the helm of the Department of Tourism and Leisure prior to the Chief Minister’s reshuffle on Monday afternoon. Mr Earnshaw has been a member of Tynwald since 2001 and will bring a wealth of experience to his new role having served as a political member at the Treasury, the Department of Local Government and the Environment and the Department of Health and Social Security.

One of his first official duties will be to oversee the transfer of the Island’s prison population from Victoria Road in Douglas to the new facility at Jurby. Mr Earnshaw, a married father of two, will also spearhead the Department’s efforts to safeguard and improve community safety in the Isle of Man. His new responsibilities will encompass the IoM Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Service, Prison Service, Probation Service, Emergency Planning and Communications Division.

Mr Earnshaw, who enjoyed a 33-year career with the Isle of Man Bank, said:

‘I am very much looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead at the Department of Home Affairs. There is a dedicated, professional and dynamic team in place and I am sure we will work in close partnership to build on the Department’s many recent successes. I’d like to place on record my appreciation of the work undertaken by my predecessor Mr Quayle and hope to continue those efforts to preserve the Island’s much-cherished quality of life.’

Mr Earnshaw’s appointment was welcomed by the Department’s Chief Executive Will Greenhow who said:

‘I am sure the new Minister will settle in quickly and lead the Department with great conviction and enthusiasm.’

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
UK Measles Outbreak: The Need for Action Now 23 April 2013
The UK Measles Outbreak continues in South Wales and other parts of the UK. [More]
Chief Minister's statement to the House of Keys on support for the Sefton Group 23 April 2013
Mr SpeakerIn the absence of the Economic Development Minister on Government business, I and the Treasury Minister gave a presentation on Friday to Members of Tynwald on the reasons for Council of Ministers’ decision to support the Sefton Group. [More]
Public Services Commission Consultation 22 April 2013
In line with Government’s Agenda for Change programme and in particular its policy to reduce bureaucracy, the Civil Service Commission has launched a public consultation on the proposal to establish a Public Services Commission (PSC). [More]
Government acts to protect local economy and jobs 19 April 2013
GOVERNMENT is backing the financial restructuring of a prominent Island business group to help protect the local economy, Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK announced today (Friday April 19, 2013). [More]
Isle of Man signs Double Taxation Agreement with Luxembourg 18 April 2013
As part of the Isle of Man Government’s ongoing programme of signing Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), the Isle of Man has signed a comprehensive DTA with Luxembourg. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World