High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th March 2021.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport and (b) HS2 Ltd on (i) ensuring acceptable air quality levels on that project and (ii) respiratory health support for affected communities and site workers.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

While there have been no specific discussions, HS2 Ltd has a rigorous occupational health process setting requirements and promoting innovations, to further reduce emissions from construction machinery and vehicles and the impact on communities and reducing workforce exposure.

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