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Ministers questioned on improving air quality

30 November 2017

The Environmental Audit, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Health and Transport Committees hear from Government Ministers representing Defra, the Department for Transport, HM Treasury, and the Department for Communities and Local Government for the joint inquiry on improving air quality.

Witnesses

Thursday 30 November 2017, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 9.45am

  • Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Andrew Jones MP, Exchequer Secretary to HM Treasury
  • Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport

Purpose of session

The purpose of the session is to hold Ministers to account over the Government’s latest plans to reduce nitrogen dioxide. Stakeholders have criticised the 2017 plan as inadequate and for lacking sufficient cross-departmental collaboration.

The committees will be examining whether latest plans go far enough; whether there is sufficient Government support for both local authority and national air quality initiatives; and how Brexit will affect the delivery of air quality plans.

Further information

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