Supreme Court Judgement - nitrogen dioxide (1)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Does the Supreme Court's declaration that the UK is in breach of Article 13 of the EU Air Quality Directive, adding that the way is now 'open to immediate enforcement', increase the likelihood that any resulting fines will be delegated to the Greater London Authority (GLA) under new powers contained within the Localism Act (2011)?


Answer for Supreme Court Judgement - nitrogen dioxide (1)

Answer for Supreme Court Judgement - nitrogen dioxide (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This is a matter for Defra. I am focused on improving air quality in London and have put in place an ambitious package of measures, including tighter Low Emission Zone standards, retiring the oldest taxis and cleaning up the bus fleet. These measures have already reduced emissions of NOx by 20 per cent and of PM10 by 15 per cent.