Neil Parish’s “smoking gun”

As a coroner says there is “no safe level of particulate matter” in the air and calls for national pollution limits to be reduced, Neil Parish MP is caught out operating dual standards in the “eye”. 

“Nothing is more important than the air we breath” – except when giving wood burning stoves a bit of a puff. (Penultimate paragraph). Neil Parish is Chair of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee.

A coroner has called for a change in the law after air pollution led to the death of a nine-year-old girl.

BBC News www.bbc.co.uk Extract

Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who lived near the South Circular Road in Lewisham, south-east London, died in 2013.

An inquest had found air pollution “made a material contribution” to her death.

Coroner Phillip Barlow said there is “no safe level of particulate matter” in the air and called for national pollution limits to be reduced.

Ella was the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as the cause of death on their death certificate, following the inquest ruling by Mr Barlow last December.