Date lodged: 8 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of research by the British Heart Foundation and the University of Edinburgh suggesting that there is a correlation between air pollution and cardiovascular disease, whether it will provide an update on what progress it is making with the introduction of low-emission zones.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 November 2016
The implementation of low-emission zones is being taken forward as set out in the Programme for Government. The Scottish Government are preparing the National Low Emission Framework to offer guidelines for LEZ implementation, and are engaging with local authorities and other key stakeholders to help identify early adopters for Scotland’s first low-emission zone to be put in place by 2018. The most recent stakeholder meeting was the Cleaner Air for Scotland governance group which met on the 21 November in Dundee.