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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10550: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 1 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how often the mobile air quality sensors that are loaned to schools are used, and whether there are enough to meet demand.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 15 August 2017

Air quality sensors were first made available to schools in September 2015 as part of a project to raise awareness of air quality issues. They are not part of the statutory air quality monitoring network. All 10 kits have been loaned continuously during term time. The Scottish Government is in discussion with SEPA, the service operator, about possible funding to expand the number of sensors available.