First we had Junior Tynwald, now Gef can exclusively reveal plans to stage a Pet Tynwald.

To raise awareness of animal issues, Tynwald will host a special sitting in which the chamber will be taken over by pets belonging to MHKs and MLCs.

A Chief Barker will sit in the President’s chair and it is hoped that a parrot can be found to perform the role of Speaker.

The sitting is due to be held on April 31.

Gef’s political correspondent Sam Turtle said: ‘There was some concern about the mess that might result but, apparently, most sittings are full of crap anyway.’