Wednesday 21 February 2018 / 2:25 PM Environment / Sue Hayman

Illegal air quality is impacting the health of millions – Sue Hayman

Sue Hayman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responding to the High Court ruling that Government plans to reduce air pollution is “unlawful”, said:

“Despite the rhetoric from Michael Gove about his environmental credentials, this will be the third time in three years that the Government’s air quality plans have been ruled illegal by the courts.

“This problem should have been dealt with years ago, but this Tory Government has had to be dragged through the courts into taking any action every step of the way.

“The issue of illegal air quality is one impacting the health of millions of people across the country, including school children and those most vulnerable in our communities. This public health emergency needs to be tackled with the urgency, leadership and seriousness it so desperately needs.”