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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
hansard heading Air Pollution: Schools more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on planting (a) grass, (b) trees and (c) plants in schools to help tackle air pollution. more like this
tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
tabling member printed
Tracey Crouch more like this
uin 265485 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Ministers across Government Departments about air pollution and how to reduce it. There remains a significant debate among experts about the efficacy of vegetation in reducing air pollution. Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group conclude that overall, vegetation and trees in particular are regarded as beneficial for the environment but they are not a solution to air quality problems in our cities and towns. The Government is giving priority to action on the multiple sources of pollutants, delivered through the Clean Air Strategy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-20T16:08:15.33Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
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label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this