Air Pollution

Treasury written question – answered on 28th June 2018.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the joint report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees entitled Improving Air Quality, published on 15 March 2018, HC 433, what steps the Government has taken in response to the recommendation in that report to more closely align fiscal incentives with policy objectives on air quality.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

As confirmed in the Government response to the joint report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees, the Government is committed to tackling climate change and air pollution. HMT sees tax and spending policy as playing an important role in achieving this, alongside other approaches such as regulation. The full government response to this report has been published here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news-parliament-2017/joint-air-quality-response-publication-17-19/

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