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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th October 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has of the potential number of job losses in the coal production and distribution sector if the burning of house coal is banned; and if he will make a statement.

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

The Government has consulted on proposals to phase out sales of the most polluting domestic fuels in England, including traditional ‘smokey’ house coal. As part of the consultation we asked businesses for their views on the impacts of this policy.