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 Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour 2:59 pm, 22nd July 2013

My Lords, could the Minister explain how we are to know whether or not this reduction in pollution is correct, when the Government no longer require local authorities to measure pollution officially? We had this last year, before the Olympics, when it was reported that many measuring stations around London were covered with plastic bags so that we did not know that the pollution in London was actually worse than in Beijing before its Olympics.