Schools: Air Pollution

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has been made of the effect of high levels of air pollution near schools on school children.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department does not currently monitor air quality in schools or other educational institutions.

The Department has recently published guidance (BB101) on achieving good indoor air quality in new and refurbished schools. Outdoor air quality is the responsibility of local authorities who should prepare air quality action plans to ensure that the level of pollutants is reduced.

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