Environmental Targets (Fine Particulate Matter) (England) Regulations 2022
Lord Benyon moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 December 2022 be approved. Then Baroness Hayman of Ullock
moved, as an amendment to the motion, at the end insert “but that this House regrets the lack of ambition and urgency in the Regulations in relation to the target for annual average concentration of PM2.5 in ambient air; notes that the target of 10μg/m3 by 2040 is both less ambitious than current World Health Organization guidelines, which specify an annual average concentration of 5μg/m3, and less urgent than proposals from the European Commission, which seeks to achieve the target by 2030; and therefore calls on His Majesty’s Government to bring forward, as soon as practicable, a revised PM2.5 target which better reflects (1) the dangers posed by toxic air, and (2) the significant public support for improving air pollution". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.