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Set strict new laws on air quality

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...as well as setting strict new laws on air quality.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.55

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to legislate to limit air pollution.
  • On 30 January 2020, the government introduced the Environment Bill which would create a duty to set targets on air quality.
  • The passage of the bill stalled due to the coronavirus outbreak, and some groups argue the proposed targets are not ‘strict’ enough, but the introduction of the Environment Bill is evidence that this policy is ‘in progress’.

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