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Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to apply for a temporary derogation in relation to nitrogen dioxide air pollution around Heathrow airport; and if she will make a statement. (160387)

The possible need for such a derogation in the context of Heathrow airport will depend on the outcome of our forthcoming consultation on the future development of the airport, and on progress with the draft proposal currently before the European Parliament for a new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.