Bishop of Salisbury challenges Government to do more to tackle air and water pollution

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On the 26th October Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer held a debate “That this House takes note of the impact of air and water pollution on the environment and public health.” The Bishop of Salisbury the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam spoke to commend the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy but went on to focus on areas of air and water pollution where more work was needed.

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Bishop of London asks Government about air pollution in London

On 15th October 2015 Lord Dubs asked Her Majesty’s Government “whether they have any proposals to improve air quality in Britain, especially in London.” The Bishop of London, Rt Revd Richard Chartres asked a supplementary question.

LondonThe Lord Bishop of London: My Lords, in the Minister’s reply, mention was made of the Mayor of London. Is the Minister absolutely convinced that the mayor, together with the boroughs and the City of London, has the necessary powers to effect a pan-London improvement of the situation? Obviously, pollution does not respect borough boundaries and the impression locally is that, at the moment, the mayor does not have the requisite powers. Continue reading “Bishop of London asks Government about air pollution in London”