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Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading [22 March] – Gareth Johnson. Private Members' Bills

A226 Galley Hill Road — [David Mundell in the Chair] ( 7 May 2024)

Gareth Johnson: The Minister is, of course, responsible for National Highways. If the A226 was any bigger, it would come under the responsibility of National Highways. Does he therefore have any objections, when we come to construction or rebuilding, to Kent County Council’s highways department contacting National Highways in order to seek some of its expertise?

A226 Galley Hill Road — [David Mundell in the Chair] ( 7 May 2024)

Gareth Johnson: I beg to move, That this House has considered Government support for repairs to the A226 Galley Hill Road. This debate relates to the road named Galley Hill in my constituency of Dartford. It is part of the A226 route, often referred to as London Road, which runs from Dartford, through Gravesend—represented by my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesham (Adam Holloway), who would also like to...

Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Apr 2024)

Gareth Johnson: In 2010, somebody earning £15,000 a year paid £1,700 in income tax. Today, somebody earning £15,000 a year pays less than £500 of tax. Does the Prime Minister agree that this has helped to create jobs, growth and self-reliance?

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (16 Apr 2024)

Gareth Johnson: There is clearly a fair amount of agreement in the House about what we are trying to achieve. No one is suggesting that smoking is anything other than very bad for people’s health, and no one is suggesting that we should encourage anyone to smoke. We know that, for instance, it poses specific dangers to children. There is common ground—a common goal—when it comes to where we want to end...

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (16 Apr 2024)

Gareth Johnson: How many times has that offence been prosecuted?

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (16 Apr 2024)

Gareth Johnson: I thank the Secretary of State for giving way; she is being very generous. The Bill gives her wide-ranging powers in relation to the flavours of vape liquid, packaging and so on, but does not oblige her to consult widely or look at impact statements. In fact, the word “consultation” does not appear anywhere in the Bill. Will she give the House a commitment that she will consult fully...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Flats: Fire Prevention (27 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to support leaseholders living in buildings below 11 metres in height with fire remediation costs.

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: The hon. Lady has been speaking for nearly half an hour, and it is obvious that she and the Labour party wish to talk out my Bill to overturn the expansion of the ULEZ scheme. Can I ask what her message is to a lady I spoke to recently in my constituency? She said that she could not visit her sister in Bexley, just a few miles away. As she was a disabled person, she could not use public...

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. The Bill would overturn the expansion of the ULEZ scheme, simply because it is a cruel, cruel form of taxation. It is particularly cruel to the poorest in society, hitting heavily those people who have old motor vehicles that they cannot afford to upgrade, with or without a scrappage scheme. It is also very unfair on business...

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: That is an absolutely valid point, but I would go further. About 50% of police officers in the Metropolitan police area live outside London and commute in, and the percentage for all emergency workers is probably about the same. These are the people who Londoners rely on the most—they are vital to Londoners—but if their vehicles are not ULEZ-compliant, they are hit with £12.50 every...

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: I am grateful for that intervention, because it gives me an opportunity to smash the myth that the expansion of the ULEZ scheme has anything whatsoever to do with air pollution. If it was about air pollution, the Mayor of London would ban motor vehicles from going into London, but he does not want to ban them; he wants to make money out of them. If those motorists give the Mayor £12.50, they...

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: My hon. Friend is absolutely right, and I pay tribute to the work he has done on this issue for some time. The approach to the border tax, as he called it, highlights the fact that the Mayor of London was hellbent on bringing in a system whereby he could make money out of cars. Originally, he wanted to make money out of every car; when he was stopped from doing that, he decided to make money...

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for intervening. As the law stands at the moment, the Government do not have the power to overturn the ULEZ expansion. As a consequence, I have introduced this Bill, which would give the Government the power to overturn the expansion. I am really grateful to the Minister for his work and efforts on this issue, and for the fact that the Government now support...

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend, who has been a real champion of this issue for her constituents in Barnet. She is absolutely right: people outside of London like to travel into London to use the dry cleaners, fish and chip shops, sweet shops and so on, but that no longer happens if their vehicle is not ULEZ compliant.

Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill (22 Mar 2024)

Gareth Johnson: I am rather surprised that the hon. Member is standing up in support of what the Mayor of London has done with the ULEZ scheme. I think that if he looked at his inbox carefully, he would see that most of his constituents—particularly the poorest in his constituency—do not like the fact that they are having to pay £12.50 just to use their motor vehicles. I do not feel that this is...


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