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Fireworks: Air Pollution

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 102959, tabled on 13 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of fireworks on air pollution levels; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

16 October 2020

An assessment of the effect of celebrations surrounding Bonfire Night (5th of November) on air quality is made annually as part of the Air Pollution in the UK report. The assessment is based on measurements from the national monitoring network which monitors concentrations of air pollutants in near real-time on the UK-AIR website. The latest report (for 2019) can be accessed at the following URL: https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/annualreport/index. In the latest report, the effects of Bonfire Night celebrations are dealt with under section 6.1.3 Localised Particulate Pollution Episodes (pages 106 – 108).

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