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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th October 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176140 on coal, what tonnage of house coal was the calculation based on that 3.3 kilotonnes of PM2.5 emissions were produced by burning house coal in the UK in 2016; and if he will make a statement.

Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The 3.3 kilotonnes of PM2.5 emissions from domestic burning of coal is based on the figure of 361.88 kilotonnes, taken from the 2016 Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics.