Fires: Air Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 28th February 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, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies on air pollution of the finding of the study, The Contribution of Domestic Outdoor Burning to UK Particulate Emissions by Dr Josh Cottam and Dr Edward Mitchell, and in particular how to reduce outdoor burning in order to reduce overall PM2.5 emissions.

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

We have not made a formal assessment of the report at this stage. We continue to undertake regular monitoring of new evidence and emission sources of air pollutants to inform future policy.

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