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ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT ON AIR QUALITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1175: tabled on 24 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Environmental Audit Committee on its report making clear the deadly and costly effect of air pollution; notes its headline point that more could be done to prevent the deaths of up to 50,000 people each year and that in pollution hotspots vulnerable residents such as those with asthma, could be dying up to nine years early; notes also that the health costs are estimated at between £8.5 billion and £20.2 billion a year, with the added risk of substantial EU fines for failure to limit pollutants; and calls on all the major political parties to present in their election manifestos clear, effective and co-ordinated programmes for how they will deal with this exceptionally serious matter.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.