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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:

  • 25 June 2017: The Committee responded to the latest ULEZ consultation.

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  • 15 June 2017: The Committee responded - on behalf of the whole Assembly - to the Government's national Air Quality Plan consultation.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • 14 July 2015: The Committee published its report, Driving away from diesel: Reducing air pollution from diesel vehicles, which examines London’s efforts to reduce pollution from diesel cars, lorries, buses and taxis and makes recommendations to ensure NO2 compliance in London as soon as possible.

Read the report