Air Pollution: Population

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27 April 2007.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the principal population projections of the Government Actuary's Department for 2031, what estimate he has made of the effect of the expected increase in the UK's population on UK carbon emissions; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ian Pearson Ian Pearson Minister of State (Climate Change and the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UK carbon dioxide emissions projections include the impact of predicted population growth. Updated projections will be available shortly in the forthcoming Energy White Paper.

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