Compliance with air pollution laws (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1291
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you explain your understanding of why the Government has missed the deadline to apply for a 2015 time extension to meet the annual mean and hourly limit values for nitrogen dioxide in London and 16 other zones in 2010 and in 2011?

Answer

Answer for Compliance with air pollution laws (1)

Answer for Compliance with air pollution laws (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My focus is on taking action in London to improve air quality to protect human health. I have set out an ambitious Air Quality Strategy containing both Londonwide and targeted local measures to do this. Reporting to the European Commission and applications for time extensions are a matter for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.