Draft national air pollution plans - Clean Air Act

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2184
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Government's draft air quality plans failed to include proposals for a Clean Air Act.

What are the implications for your plans to clean up London's air?

Answer

Answer for Draft national air pollution plans - Clean Air Act

Answer for Draft national air pollution plans - Clean Air Act

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see my answer to MQ 2017/2181.

It is important to remember that half of the pollution problem London faces is from non-road transport sources and this will grow as a proportion as my programme to address vehicle emissions is implemented. For this reason it is essential that the Government's final Air Quality Plan includes a commitment to introducing a new Clean Air Act to provide a legally enforceable right to clean air and to grant me and others the powers needed to tackle non-road transport sources of emissions such as the river, construction and buildings.