Paris Mayor's intention to ban diesel vehicles by 2020

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5133
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In the light of Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo's recent announcement that she intends to ban diesel vehicles from the french capital by 2020, will you make a similarly bold move to tackle London's dangerous levels of air pollution?

Answer

Answer for Paris Mayor's intention to ban diesel vehicles by 2020

Answer for Paris Mayor's intention to ban diesel vehicles by 2020

Answered By: 
The Mayor

While it should be noted that no proposals have yet been published, I welcome the statements included in a recent newspaper interview given by the Mayor of Paris which suggest Paris will shortly be joining London in developing proposals similar to my Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to help improve air quality, which is a world first.