REFERRING to an article by Jen Mills (Jan 11), I must commend the Welsh Government-backed initiative to help regenerate Newport. However, in the interview with Simon Gibson, I felt that his suggestion that 12-to-16-year-olds could be taught to programme drones was completely wrong.

Does he realise that drones are killing machines therefore have no conscience. They do not discriminate between the innocent and guilty! Do we want our children brought up to believe this is acceptable? I think not! Or is he referring to the use of drones for peaceful use? This requires clarification. Think again Simon Gibson.

Paul Relph Hill Top Old Cwmbran