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Department for Energy and Climate Change: EU Law

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 37644, tabled on 19 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on infraction proceedings relating to the UK breaching EU nitrogen dioxide limits.

Answered on

26 May 2016

The Government is committed to improving the UK’s air quality, reducing health impacts, and fulfilling our environmental responsibilities.

In December last year the Government published the national air quality plan which sets out a comprehensive approach for meeting these goals by implementing a new programme of Clean Air Zones.

The Government is keeping the European Commission informed of the significant action that the UK is taking to address air pollution.