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Air Quality

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of air quality since 1997. (117829)

Overall, air quality has improved since 1997 and is now cleaner than at any time since before the industrial revolution.

However, we are concerned about ozone and particulates which remain a problem in some locations because of transport emissions. We are also concerned about the impact of climate change on air quality.