Air Quality in London (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Peter Whittle AM:  Mr Mayor, on the point of air pollution, what is very characteristic at the moment on our streets in London is the extraordinary and apparently unlimited level of private hire vehicles (PHVs), which are adding massively to pollution.  It is something like one in ten cars now.  This surely is something where one could act, as it were, immediately.  How do you propose to deal with what amounts to something like 700 new PHV licences being given out a week?

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Answer for Air Quality in London (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Air Quality in London (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  I have asked TfL to look at the whole area of air quality and the issues we are talking about.  It has been tasked with looking at what we can do to clean up our air.  I look forward to receiving their report.  I will make sure it is apprised of your views and is aware of the concerns you have raised.