Bus Services: Air Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential for the National Bus Strategy to deliver improved air quality and carbon emissions.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

My department works closely with the Department for Transport through our shared Joint Air Quality Unit. As a result, officials in both departments have regular engagement to ensure evolving bus policy considers the potential impacts on air quality. The Joint Air Quality Unit also engages directly with the bus sector to understand how to reduce emissions from buses in those areas currently exceeding legal NO2 limits, particularly through the ongoing delivery of Government-funded retrofit schemes to fit technologies to buses to reduce their tailpipe emissions.

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