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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S4W-02039
Asked by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 3 August 2011

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that air quality in Glasgow is compliant with the EU ambient air quality directive on nitrogen dioxide (2008/50/EC) levels and whether this will be achievable in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Current status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 26 August 2011


Answer

Glasgow City Council has produced an air quality action plan which contains a comprehensive list of measures for improving air quality in the city.

The council is working closely with the Scottish Government to implement the plan.

The council is also taking a range of actions to ensure that poor air quality will not impact on the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the introduction of Low Emission Zones that will protect all games venues and athletes.

Full implementation of directive 2008/50EC for the whole of Glasgow will follow at a later date.