Air Quality

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You have said in the past you think you will be able to meet your target on Air Quality in advance of the deadline set out in your 2020 vision. However, it is still predicted 45% of the main road network will have harmful and illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide by 2020.

Can you now provide a definite answer on timescale, and are you confident London will avoid being fined by the European Commission for being in breach of air quality rules?


Answer for Air Quality

Answer for Air Quality

Answered By: 
The Mayor

By 2020 I expect London to have the best air quality of any major world city.

Responsibility for reporting and forecasting compliance with EU limit values for air pollution is a matter for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).