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Government forced to unveil air quality plans ahead of General Election

The high court has ruled that the threat air quality poses to public health constitutes “exceptional circumstances”, meaning purdah rules for UK ministers can be waived.

key_airpolllondon.pngThe government is set to release its air improvement plans on the 9th May.

Catherine Bearder MEP said:

“Election or no election, the Tories must publish their plans to protect the public’s health.

“Air pollution is a major killer in the UK - 40,000 people die from poor air every year.

“We must take appropriate steps in the UK to reduce air pollution hots spots in our towns and cities

“Instead of campaigning on promises of future action, Mrs May’s ministers tell us now what actions they will take now.”

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