Joan Ryan MP has challenged the Government during an Urgent Question on Air Quality.
I raised concerns regarding air pollution in Enfield, during an Urgent Question on the recent court ruling that said the Government was failing to comply with its own policy on clean air.
With an estimated 40,000 deaths a year across the UK linked to air pollution, I am extremely concerned about the levels of pollution in our community. Given that we are bounded by the M25 to the North and the North Circular A406 to the South, we have much more than our fair share of toxic emissions poisoning our air.
I questioned the Minister responsible for air quality, Dr Therese Coffey MP, about the Government's policy to provide funding and improvements to our air quality in Enfield. I do not believe that the Minister set out any specific plan or identified any funding from the Treasury to address this issue and the recent court ruling.
Following the debate, I wrote to the Minister and requested a meeting to clarify what further Government support can be provided to Enfield Council to improve our community's air quality.
- Click here to view Joan Ryan MP's question to the Minister in Hansard.
- Joan Ryan MP's letter to the Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, can be viewed here.