Impact of air pollution on Londoner’s health (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
June 18, 2014
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Lord Darzi, Chair of the London Health Commission

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Steve O’Connell AM:  It certainly is, as I have said in thisChamber from time to time, that the Mayor gets beaten up around his policy on airquality but it is reassuring to hear that your comments are that we have theright leadership and the right set of proposals, although we do indeed need toaccelerate that improvement across London. I pick up your point, which I welcome, that it would be good to perhapscompare and contrast London boroughs and their performance because we very muchneed to drill down on how boroughs can perform and, in essence, shame thoseboroughs.  Just to reiterate your report,your forthcoming recommendations, you will be building upon the work that theMayor is already doing and is building, but using best practice from elsewhere– and you mentioned New York – to build upon that and to accelerate that.

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Answer for Impact of air pollution on Londoner’s health (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for Impact of air pollution on Londoner’s health (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
Lord Darzi, Chair of the London Health Commission

Professor the Lord Darzi (Chair, London Health Commission):  Correct, yes. 

 

Steve O’Connell AM:  We can expect to see that within your recommendations when published, is that correct? 

 

Professor the Lord Darzi (Chair, London Health Commission):  Correct, and the Mayor is very keen that we look at air pollution and see what else could be done from a health perspective. 

 

Steve O’Connell AM:  We need to build from the good base from this building, but improve upon it and accelerate.  Thank you very much.