Lord Campbell of Croy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether plans for car-free zones and pedestrianisation, announced by the Department of the Environment on 19 January to reduce air pollution will include provisions for disabled people whose mobility is dependent upon wheels.
§ The Minister of State, Department of the Environment (Viscount Ullswater)
The Government announced their strategic policies for managing air quality in the documentAir Quality: Meeting the Challenge, published on 19 January. Copies have been placed in House Libraries. The Government's aim is to deliver sustainable improvements in air quality. It intends that plans should take into account the needs of urban and other areas as a whole, including needs for access. It will be the Government's policy to ensure that should plans for car-free zones and pedestrianisation be contemplated, there is appropriate consultation with relevant interests, including people with disabilities.