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Air Pollution

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 161393, tabled on 8 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the (a) capacity and (b) resources of local authorities to carry out their duties regarding clean air.

Answered on

16 March 2023

Local authorities receive grant in aid to fund their statutory duties. In addition, our Air Quality Grant provides funds for specific air quality projects. Since 2010 the Air Quality Grant has awarded around £53 million across almost 500 projects, and an additional £883 million is dedicated to help local authorities to reduce nitrogen dioxide exceedances to within legal limit.