EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell has been talking about her week in Parliament.

Cladding and airspace are the main topics:

“Some leaseholders in Eastbourne who live within buildings that require cladding remedial works are facing individual costs of beyond £50,000 – this is staggering and unaffordable. It is not right, it is not fair.

In Monday’s Opposition Day Debate, I raised a number of important issues impacting local people and emphasised my dismay with the eyewatering financial burden that has been passed onto leaseholders – should their building not receive full remuneration from the Building Safety Fund.  I welcome the government’s fund but I also share it’s view developers, insurers and building owners must step up.

The Fire Safety Bill will return to the House. I am waiting on announcements from the government but meantime, I am signed up to support the McPartland-Smith amendment as an expression of my commitment to support leaseholders in Eastbourne on this issue. 

Also this week, the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill (Lords) was debated in the commons. The Department of Transport published the strategic case for airspace modernisation in February 2017, which the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill builds upon. The Bill seeks to introduce measures which will support the modernisation of our airspace, making journeys quicker, quieter and cleaner; update the air traffic licensing framework, ensuring that aircraft can move safely and efficiently through our skies; and improve public safety, through greater police enforcement powers which will ensure the safe and lawful use of unmanned aircraft.”