Air Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th January 2022.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold a public consultation on proposals for his Department to communicate air quality information and advice to ensure the public is provided with timely and relevant information about (a) air pollution, (b) actions people can take to limit their personal exposure, (c) the impact of air pollution on their health, and (d) their own influence on air quality.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government is committed to making sure that the best possible advice on pollution is available to the public to enable them to make informed choices to protect their health. Defra makes air pollution information available through a range of channels, such as the UK-Air website and more recently working with Global Action Plan to deliver the Clean Air Hub.

Alongside this, we are conducting a holistic review of the way we communicate air quality information and advice.

This is an iterative review process guided by a steering group comprised of specialists in the fields of air quality science, public health, behavioural science and digital communications, along with representatives from vulnerable communities, the general public and central and local Government.

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