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Air Pollution: Castle Point

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many sites in (a) Castle Point constituency and (b) constituencies adjacent to Castle Point monitor air quality. (204697)

The are no national air quality monitoring sites within Castle Point constituency, although we are aware of the local authority monitoring site at Furtherwick Park School on Canvey Island. This is in the London Air Quality Monitoring Network, and is managed by King’s College London.

There are two national air quality monitoring sites in constituencies close to Castle Point. These are at Chalkwell Park in Southend-on-Sea, and at Abbott’s Hall Close in Stanford-le-Hope.

Further information on the national air quality monitoring networks can be found on the National Air Quality Information Archive at:

www.airquality.co.uk