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Air pollution in London

Start date: 13 July 2016
End date: 31 December 2018

Over 9,000 people a year are dying as a result of London’s poor air quality.

The London Assembly Environment Committee has, to date, carried out extensive work on air pollution in London, including:

  • 7 April 2017: The Chair wrote to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP to take action on air pollution.

Read the letter

  • 13 October 2016: The Committee discussed the key environmental issues requiring attention during Sadiq Khan's Mayoral term with Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy.
  • 14 September 2016: The Committee questioned the Deputy Mayor for Transport and other guests on how the Mayor’s transport policies will affect the environment.  
  • 29 July 2016: the Committee responded to the Mayor’s initial public consultation on his air pollution action plan.

    Read the full response

  • 12 July 2016: a range of experts were questioned on the measures proposed by the Mayor to tackle air pollution in the capital and the challenges involved in their introduction. Topics included: the T-charge; the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ); the impact of Brexit on the UK’s air pollution regulations; Mayoral proposals relying on Government co-operation; clean bus corridors; and making Londoners more aware of air pollution episodes.