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Explanatory Memorandum to Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002


26.In October 2001 the Department carried out a public consultation on the proposal to provide legislation for the management of air quality in Northern Ireland..

27.As a result of the consultation exercise a total of 36 responses were received, all of which welcomed the proposals. The majority of the responses have been met by clarification of the proposals without the need for any change to the proposals. Of the remaining 5 issues raised, 4 were rejected on the grounds that they were not a matter for the legislation and one was accepted.

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