Air Quality Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:40 pm on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Neil Parish Neil Parish Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee 3:40 pm, 24th April 2017

I urge the Secretary of State, along with all Ministers, to work on the air quality plan with the very greatest urgency after the general election, because we have waited a very long time for it. Many of the problems with diesel actually started under the previous Government, and we need to clean that up. A scrappage scheme—for not only our diesel cars, but buses, taxis and many other forms of public transport in our inner cities—is absolutely essential if we are to clean up air quality, especially in our inner cities.