Plastic bag tax

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2366
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You stated last year that your ambition was to 'make London a plastic bag free city'. What steps have you taken to turn your ambition into a reality?

Answer

Answer for Plastic bag tax

Answer for Plastic bag tax

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In January 2012 I wrote to the Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, then Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to urge Ministers to consider how they could use their powers to best reduce the number of these bags in circulation. I followed this up with Caroline in June and will now raise the issue with the Rt Hon Owen Patterson MP the new Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.