To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths brought forward arising from nitrogen dioxide emissions from aircraft. 
[holding answer 19 June 2003]: The Department has not estimated the number of deaths brought forward as a direct result of nitrogen dioxide emissions from aircraft. The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants concluded in 1998' that the evidence did not support quantification of deaths brought forward by nitrogen dioxide.
1Department of Health Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants. Quantification of the Effects of Air Pollution on Health in the United Kingdom. The Stationery Office London 1998.