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Air Pollution: Standards

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 180501, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to put in place stricter guidelines to ensure that the UK meets its Clean Air Target.

Answered on

21 April 2021

Our Clean Air Strategy sets out an ambitious programme of action for England to reduce air pollution from a wide range of sources. Our Environment Bill makes a clear commitment to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter and enables local authorities to take more effective action to tackle air pollution in their areas. We have also put in place a £3.8 billion plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations.

Air quality is a devolved matter and each of the Devolved Administrations have their own policy programmes in place.