Outer London public transport (Supplementary) [5]

Session date: 
February 21, 2007
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

So we do have targets of 17% carbon emission reductions in outer London, and you have got your LEZ (Low Emission Zone) Scheme for heavy goods vehicles, but will that be sufficient to achieve any significant contribution to the 17%?

Answer

Answer for Outer London public transport (Supplementary) [5]

Answer for Outer London public transport (Supplementary) [5]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am thinking very much that once we have gone through all the legal consultation, if at the end of the day we decide on a £25 for heavily polluting vehicles in the Congestion Zone, it might be that the next stage would be to extend that to cover the entire Low Emission Zone. So that would have an impact. It might not reduce massively the number of cars but it would certainly reduce the size of them. That is most probably 2010 away at the earliest.

Geoff Pope (AM): But you agree that initiatives like that do need to be taken on?

Mayor (Ken Livingstone): Do not worry, we are taking this stage by stage, but we have not ruled out anything out. I see Brian's [Coleman] looking grimmer as the moments go by!