Support Fund for Victims of Air Pollution

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4330
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have been contacted by a constituent, who asks: can the Mayor provide a fund to support those living and suffering from emissions in areas where air pollution is over the limit so they can claim compensation from offending vehicles and the government for failing to pass the necessary legislation to clean up London's air?

Answer

Answer for Support Fund for Victims of Air Pollution

Answer for Support Fund for Victims of Air Pollution

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was elected on a mandate to clean up London's air and have already set out the most ambitious proposals of any world city to tackle toxic emissions. This includes a new T-charge from 2017, an earlier Ultra Low Emission Zone in 2019 followed by an expansion up to the North/South circular, and the transformation of London's bus fleet. I am also lobbying Government to take additional action at national level and provide me with further powers so I can take more action.

Unfortunately the level of funding I have been provided with by Government is limited and I am prioritising interventions which will deliver those improvements that benefit all Londoners. As a result I am not able to support such a Fund.