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High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 174127, tabled on 23 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport and (b) HS2 Ltd on (i) ensuring acceptable air quality levels on that project and (ii) respiratory health support for affected communities and site workers.

Answered on

30 March 2021

While there have been no specific discussions, HS2 Ltd has a rigorous occupational health process setting requirements and promoting innovations, to further reduce emissions from construction machinery and vehicles and the impact on communities and reducing workforce exposure.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care