DHA Minister and Members
Minister for Home Affairs
Bill Malarkey MHK
Bill Malarkey is MHK for Douglas South having been elected in the 2015 by-election. He previously served as MHK for Douglas South from 2006 to 2011 and was a Douglas Town Councillor from 2012 to 2015. Mr Malarkey has been appointed as a Member of the Department of Education and Children. His previous Departmental Membership include Department of Health and Social Security 2009-10, Department of Home Affairs 2008-11, Department of Social Care 2010-11.
Dr Alex Allinson MHK
Dr Alex Allinson is a Member of the House of Keys and political member for the Cabinet Office and the Department of Home Affairs alongside his role as Chair of Manx Utilities Authority. A GP partner with Ramsey Group Practice, he was elected as a Member of the House of Keys for Ramsey in the September 2016 General Election.
In the Department of Home Affairs Dr Allinson has responsibility for the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service and the Communications Division, which encompasses the Emergency Services Joint Control Room.
Member for the IoM Prison and Probation Service
Clare Bettison MHK - DHA
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Miss Bettison will be supporting Mr Coleman in his duties as the Member for the IoM Prison and Probation Service.
Formerly a nurse working at Noble’s Hospital, Miss Bettison was elected a Member of the House of Keys for Douglas East in the September 2016 General Election. Miss Bettison is also a Department Member for Health and Social Care.
Tanya August-Hanson MLC
Miss August-Hanson became a Member of the Legislative Council in March 2018 following a private sector career as a journalist, producer and a magazine editor. She was subsequently appointed as a political Member for the Department of Home Affairs as well as a Member of the 2018 Year of Our Island Political Board.