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Air Pollution

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 14826, tabled on 10 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a pollution hot spot fund for areas with high levels of air pollution.

Answered on

13 February 2020

The Government is investing £572 million to support local authorities to take action as part of the Nitrogen Dioxide Plan.

In addition, the Air Quality Grant Scheme provides funding to eligible local authorities to help improve air quality. This scheme has awarded over £61 million in funding to a variety of projects since it started in 1997.

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