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National Air Quality Strategy

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the review of the National Air Quality Strategy to be completed; and if he will make a statement. (96899)

A consultation document on the review of the Air Quality Strategy was issued on 5 April, inviting comments by 11 July. A copy of the document is available on the DEFRA website at:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/airqualstrat-review/.

We are currently analysing the responses, carrying out further assessment of some of the measures and updating the baseline to take account of the latest data, such as energy projections. A final Strategy report is planned for the early part of next year.