Covid-19 Lockdown: Air Quality

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

I thank the Minister for her answer. That is some small good news, I guess, out of lockdown. In Manchester’s sister city of Wuhan in China, private car use nearly doubled when the lockdown ended, with the obvious effects on air quality. Is the Minister concerned that the Prime Minister’s statement of 10 May encouraged the use of cars?