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Air Pollution

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 54488, tabled on 23 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to publish new measures to improve air quality as required by the High Court judgement of 2 November 2016; and what progress her Department has made on reviewing the case to make Greater Manchester a clean air zone.

Answered on

28 November 2016

The Government is considering next steps in light of both the High Court judgment and recent updates in data on emissions from diesel vehicles and we will set out further measures next year, including publishing a revised air quality plan by 24 April 2017 a final plan by 31 July 2017.

We are consulting on a draft Clean Air Zone Framework and on draft legislation to mandate five cities to establish a Clean Air Zone. Greater Manchester can introduce a Clean Air Zone should they wish to.

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