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Timber: Urban Areas

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 89495, tabled on 8 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of banning (a) some or (b) all wood burning in urban areas on (i) reducing air pollution and (ii) meeting climate change targets.

Answered on

14 December 2021

Defra has no current plans to introduce a ban on wood burning in urban areas. We continue to undertake regular monitoring of emission sources of air pollutants and greenhouse gases to inform future policy.

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