Concern (Supplementary) [4]

Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)


Mr Mayor and Commissioner, the biggest environmental issue that TfL could help deal with is clearly poor air quality, given it has various powers, the Public Carriage Office, the Low Emission Zone, and congestion charging. I am just keen to see if we are going to see some new light at the beginning of the second term, and if I could start with Peter. It was interesting, when the Low Emission Zone was put out and set up, a comparison was made against road casualties. The problem was four times the numbers of people suffering road fatalities. Subsequently it is about 20 times road fatalities, not because of TfL, actually. It is because we have had to acknowledge the problem is much greater than what it was when the Low Emission Zone was put in place. Also, road fatalities have, thankfully, come down. Would it not be useful to have some kind of index like that, apart from the politics, in the annual reports that you have on health, safety and the environment?

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Answer for Concern (Supplementary) [4]

Answer for Concern (Supplementary) [4]

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): We are going to have the Datastore. Do not forget we are going to --

Murad Qureshi (AM): Could I ask Peter because this is a technical kind of thing? We can go into the politics afterwards.

Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London): So technical that I would have to take advice. I do not know. That is the answer to that. If we can turn the question into something I can answer, I will try and answer it.