Keys Sitting

One oral question for me with regard to plans to review and update building regulations. I was able to assure the House that we have already started a review particularly around energy efficiency and insulation standards but I stressed the importance of good building regs in view of the Grenfell Tower disaster. We have been mandating sprinkler systems in flats and HMO and other buildings in public use since 2014, so in many respects we are ahead of the game.

 

I then had to take the Dog (Amendment) Bill 2016 through its third reading which I am pleased to say passed unanimously.

 

This was the last formal Keys sitting until October, although there is a Ceremonial sitting on Tynwald Day.

 

Lunchtime – Speakers lunch, a pleasant lunch hosted by the Speaker.

 

Afternoon – a presentation at DEFA on climate change and the Marine Environment by Professor Steve Hawkins. An interesting overview that included climate change predictions, the most important message for me was that our main fisheries ie scallops and whelks are fairly temperature resilient and should not therefore be badly affected if there is a gradual rise in sea temperature.

Published On: June 29th, 2017 / Categories: Uncategorised /