Nitrogen dioxide levels in London

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling relating to the UK's failure to meet legal air quality limits and continued public concern about premature deaths arising from air pollution, will you now consider more urgent measures to cut nitrogen dioxide levels in London?


Answer for Nitrogen dioxide levels in London

Answer for Nitrogen dioxide levels in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In my Air Quality Manifesto published in Summer 2014 I set out a road map to compliance with nitrogen dioxide (NO2) legal limits by 2020.

The Ultra Low Emission Zone, cleaner buses and new requirements for zero emission capable taxis will ensure more than 80% of central London is compliant with EU legal limits for NO2 by 2020.

I am working with Government to make sure they match my ambition and put in place additional national measures and resources to fill the remaining gap.

The EU must also play its role and make sure the new Euro 6 standard works effectively by adopting a date for the introduction of new real world testing rules as quickly as possible.