Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

In January the Health Secretary declared air pollution a health emergency, yet today, tomorrow and Thursday we will see ozone layers in the south and south-east of England that will be a health hazard to the old, the young and the sick. Unlike in equivalent situations in other countries, the Government have released no warnings to people or advised how they should take appropriate action. How bad does air pollution have to get before the Government use their not inconsiderable communications budget to warn people to take appropriate action?