Air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0969
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given your own Air Quality Manifesto (2014) showed how London could meet European legal limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 2020, do you feel the government's current plan for reducing NO2 in London - which does not see the capital meeting legal targets until 2025 at the earliest - contains a list of measures that will bring air pollution down to within legal limits in the shortest possible time?

Answer

Answer for Air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in London

Answer for Air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I want London to be compliant with EU legal limits as soon as possible. My air quality manifesto and TfL's Transport Emissions Road Map set out a plan of how to achieve this.

It is encouraging the Government is fully behind the measures we are implementing in London but there is always more that can be done with the right funding and powers. We are engaging regularly with Defra since the plan was published to ensure we meet legal limits at the earliest opportunity.