HC Deb 03 May 2001 vol 367 cc753-4W
Mr. Burgon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many local authorities in England have completed their reviews and assessments of air quality; and which authorities in England have so far failed to do so. [160598]

Mr. Meacher

In England, the statutory responsibility to carry out reviews and assessments of air quality applies to all London local authorities, all metropolitan and non-metropolitan district councils, and to all unitary county and unitary district councils. According to the records held by my Department, as of 2 May 2001 all of the London local authorities and some 89 per cent. of the remaining English local authorities had completed their reviews and assessments of air quality. A website providing further information on the progress made by individual authorities, and giving some indication of their findings, is available at www.aeat.co.uk/netcen/airqual/aqma.

As of 2 May 2001, the following 32 English authorities had not completed all stages of the review and assessment process. Each of these authorities has now committed itself to completing the process by a firm deadline in the near future, and my Department will continue to oversee this process closely.

List of local authorities which have not submitted a final review and assessment of air quality to the DETR

  • Barrow-in-Furness DC
  • Blyth Valley BC
  • Calderdale
  • Chorley
  • Durham city council
  • Forest Heath DC
  • Fylde BC
  • Hambleton DC
  • Harlow council
  • Havant BC
  • Kettering BC
  • Kings Lynn and West Norfolk BC
  • 754W
  • Lancaster city council
  • Mendip DC
  • Mid Suffolk DC
  • Northampton BC
  • North Lincolnshire
  • Norwich city council
  • Reigate and Banstead BC
  • Scarborough BC
  • Shepway DC
  • South Oxfordshire DC
  • South Somerset DC
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk Coastal DC
  • Surrey Heath BC
  • Test Valley BC
  • Wellingborough BC
  • West Berkshire council
  • West Devon BC
  • Woking BC
  • Wyre Forest DC.

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