Banning the use of plastic bags

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Reference: 
2008/1192
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support, as I do, that campaign by 'Sustainable Haringey' to ban single use plastic bags in London? Will you use our powers to support and ensure such a ban is introduced London wide?

Answer

Answer for Banning the use of plastic bags

Answer for Banning the use of plastic bags

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not have the power to ban single use plastic bags in London. However, I support London Councils' London Local Authorities (Shopping Bags) Bill 2007-8, which is currently before Parliament and proposes such a ban.