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Introduce legal targets for air quality

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...and introduce our own legal targets, including for air quality.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.43

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to write targets around air quality into UK law.
  • The wide-ranging Environment Bill, currently progressing through Parliament, “introduces a duty on the government to set at least two air quality targets by October 2022”.
  • The process of setting legal targets for air quality is far from complete, but the preliminary legislation (the Environment Bill) is under way, so this policy is ‘in progress’.

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