Department for Energy and Climate Change: EU Law

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Anne Main Anne Main Conservative, St Albans

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on infraction proceedings relating to the UK breaching EU nitrogen dioxide limits.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government is committed to improving the UK’s air quality, reducing health impacts, and fulfilling our environmental responsibilities.

In December last year the Government published the national air quality plan which sets out a comprehensive approach for meeting these goals by implementing a new programme of Clean Air Zones.

The Government is keeping the European Commission informed of the significant action that the UK is taking to address air pollution.

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