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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, how much PM2.5 is generated by burning house coal in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

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

House coal emits 9.14 grams of PM2.5 emissions per tonne of fuel consumed, compared to 7.58 grams per tonne of seasoned wood and 1.84 grams per tonne of smokeless coal. 3.3 kilotonnes of PM2.5 emissions were produced by burning house coal in the UK in 2016.