There has been some controversy in the past week over the EU Withdrawal Bill. I will come to that. But I want first to write about the progress of the UK’s negotiations with the European Union which are far more important in the long term and which are reaching a critical stage.
Energy ‘smart meters’ connect to a consumer’s electricity and gas supply and allow them to see and adjust in real-time what energy they are using. By 2020, the Government wants every home in Great Britain to have a new ‘smart meter’.
As anyone living in Staffordshire can attest to, the county sits underneath one of the busiest air routes in the world. As we look to the future air travel is only going to increase and so we must be sensible in how we approach UK airspace policy.
The election and the new Parliament has been overshadowed by the terrorist outrages in Manchester and London and the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire. I have written to the Mayors of both cities to express our sadness and deep sympathy at the needless suffering so many have experienced.