Clean air targets should be brought forward.
The government is clearly delaying on this and their policies are taking us backward rather than forward, eg among other things, approving a Cumbria coalmine.
I have campaigned for many years on air quality, and I have challenged the government on air quality issues directly in parliament on numerous occasions.
In 2019 I pledged to introduce a new Clean Air Act, including a network of clean air zones and an ambitious clean transport strategy to tackle illegal air pollution as a priority, something I stand by, to this day. I also successfully moved a motion in the House declaring an environment and climate emergency in May of the same year.
I will continue to challenge the government on air quality and the need for targets, directly in parliament; to not do so would be a total dereliction of duty given the importance of this issue to our very existence, in terms of health and climate.