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My Lords, I declare my interest as co-president of London Councils and a vice-president of the Local Government Association. A Bill to enable London Borough Councils and the Common Council of the City of London to achieve reductions in airborne emissions from specified plant in their areas and to make provision for the Secretary of State to set emission limits for such plant; to provide for...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations, if any, they plan to hold on measures to control air pollution from (1) small combustion plants, and (2) non-road mobile machinery.
My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister, particularly for revealing how close he came to a criminal conviction on this. The fact remains, whether we like it or not, and generally the public do like it, that there are 20 mph speed limits not just all over London but all over the country, which are by and large not enforced, and drivers know it. Their being disregarded in such a way brings the...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1994