Urgent Question on transport emissions in urban areas

22 May 2018

Neil Parish, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee asked an Urgent Question on transport emissions in urban areas.

The question was responded to by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, who stated that "emissions have fallen consistently since 2010, and my predecessors in this role are to be commended for the action that they have taken, but today’s strategy marks the most ambitious steps yet to accelerate our progress towards cleaner air."

Neil Parish replied that although he welcomed the publishing of the strategy, he was "concerned that the strategy is not as wide-ranging as it could be."

Image: PC

Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber. Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help us improve our news content.

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Energy and environment, Environmental protection, Pollution, House of Commons news, Commons news

Share this page

Related information

What are Urgent Questions?

At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.

How to watch proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

More Parliament news