European Commission and Air Quality (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1547
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support the comments of your Environment advisor who has attacked the European Commission's decision to issue a written warning?

Answer

Answer for European Commission and Air Quality (4)

Answer for European Commission and Air Quality (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Environment Adviser did not attack the European Commission's decision. He expressed understandable disappointment that the Commission did not take account of the considerable steps I have taken to improve London's air quality when reaching their decision, nor did it consider the impact of its policy choices, which have exacerbated poor air quality across Europe (e.g. ineffective Euro standards, dieselisation etc).