Freight Commissioner

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

Given the importance of freight to London and ensuring it is transported around our city in a safe and environmentally friendly way, will you appoint a Freight Commissioner to champion this important area?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The importance of freight to London’s continued economic success is clear. We need safe, reliable, sustainable and efficient deliveries and servicing. Leadership on freight in London is provided by my Deputy Mayor for Transport, and at Transport for London (TfL), is led by Alex Williams, Director of City Planning.

My plans for freight in London are set out in the recently published Freight and Servicing action plan, a sub-document of my Transport Strategy. With support from industry and borough stakeholders, this brings together actions for safe, clean and efficient freight. TfL will continue to lead on coordinating the many parties involved in achieving our shared ambitions for freight and servicing in London, including boroughs, suppliers, operators, servicing companies, businesses, large organisations such as the NHS and customers to ensure the actions are delivered consistently across London. As such, I do not consider it necessary to appoint a Freight Commissioner.