Air Pollution — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:59 pm on 22nd July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Winston Lord Winston Labour 2:59 pm, 22nd July 2013

My Lords, I am sure we are grateful to the Mayor of London for the initiatives he has taken, even though their implementation seems to be rather slow. However, is the noble Baroness aware that the WHO has calculated that there have been something like 29,000 premature deaths due to air pollution in the United Kingdom? Will she be kind enough to let me have details of the like-for-like figures, by region, for people dying as a result of air pollution compared with those dying as a result of obesity, alcohol or smoking?