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Sue Hayman responds to latest Clean Air Strategy

Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on the government’s Clean Air Strategy, said “This strategy is typical of what we have come to expect from this government on illegal air pollution: vague targets, no detail and a chronic failure to tackle the issue of roadside pollutants.

“It is an abdication of responsibility to continue to shunt this problem onto cash-strapped local authorities, when even the process of coordinating the submission of clean air plans from councils is now in serious disarray.

“The lack of detail and leadership from the government in tackling this public health emergency is alarming. Labour is calling for a new clean air act, a network of clean air zones and an ambitious clean transport strategy to tackle illegal air pollution as a priority.”