This Environment Bill is major legislation and a mark of this Government’s commitment to our environment and combatting climate change – as the Prime Minister himself said it is a ‘lodestar by which we will guide our country towards a cleaner and greener future’.
For eleven months now we have been gripped in the jaws of the Covid19 health pandemic. It has brought hardship on businesses and livelihoods, upended our very freedoms and liberties and unfortunately for too many families it has brought heartbreak and sorrow at the loss of a loved one.
Businesses up and down our country have faced pressures they never expected, challenges they never predicted and hardships they never sought. Rightly, this Government stepped up and came to their aid in their hour of need.