Government blames purdah rules for air quality delay

Madeleine Cuff
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Andrea Leadsom speaking in Parliament on the delay to the Air Quality Plan
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Andrea Leadsom speaking in Parliament on the delay to the Air Quality Plan

Andrea Leadsom insists "short delay" is necessary due to election rules, but claims air quality is still a "top priority" for the government

The government has blamed purdah rules governing election announcements for its decision to seek an extension to the court deadline requiring it to publish a new national strategy for tackling air quality....

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