Low Emission Zone

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0869
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you recall Roger Evans AM spending much of the first term calling on you to implement an LEZ rather than the congestion charge - urging you, for example, on 5/9/01 "the low emission zone actually has widespread support, certainly around the table here and amongst the public. Wouldn't you be better doing that rather than wasting money on congestion charge?" Do you find it odd that Roger Evans is now pouring scorn on the idea of an LEZ, dismissing it in his 30/4/07 blog as a "stealth tax"?

Answer

Answer for Low Emission Zone

Answer for Low Emission Zone

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am grateful to you for reminding me of this. While the Conservative leader is now ready to indulge in rhetoric on the environment, it is noticeable that the London Conservatives continue to oppose most of the major initiatives that I have taken, with Green Party support, to make London more green.