Spring Budget, Outer Space, and Bees – New Official Publications 14.03.17

University of Glasgow Library

Newly published official publications from:

Westminster and the UK Government

Outer space“On the 21 February 2017, the Government published a Draft Spaceflight Bill to “provide for the creation of a regulatory framework to enable commercial spaceflight activities to be carried out from spaceports in the United Kingdom”.

On 13 December 2015, the Government published a National Space Policy which supports the Government’s new investments in areas such as human spaceflight and microgravity research as space becomes “an increasingly essential part of our daily lives and a huge success story for the UK.””

Commons Library analysis: Bees and neonicotinoids:: “This briefing concentrates on the interaction between bees and a group of insecticides – known as neonicotinoids – which have been in the spotlight after a number of studies yielded evidence (although much of that evidence is contested) of sub-lethal, harmful effects on bees. In July 2015, the…

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