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The Climate Emergency

Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 2:08 pm on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Evans Chris Evans Labour/Co-operative, Islwyn 2:08 pm, 17th October 2019

I have the dubious honour of representing the constituency with the most polluted road outside London. Large trucks go up Hafodyrynys Road spewing out all sorts of noxious fumes from diesel engines. However, the council is hamstrung because it cannot introduce emissions charging zones, as we have in London, and there is a lack of charging points for electric vehicles. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government should grasp the nettle, invest in infrastructure and roll out emissions charging zones?