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Air Quality

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th October 2009.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates in 2009 a Government minister has met the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, or his representatives, to discuss air quality related matters; and who was present at each meeting.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) , Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (and Deputy Chief Whip)

There have been two meetings this year so far. The first, between Lord Hunt and the mayor on 22 January; the second, between Jim Fitzpatrick and the Mayor on 3 August. Officials from Defra and the GLA were present at both meetings.

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Simon Birkett
Posted on 31 Oct 2009 4:51 pm (Report this annotation)

Dear Lord Berkeley

For your information, one of the reasons the Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) has sought details of the communications between the government and the Mayor of London on air quality is to discover whether the government has sought any commitments from the Mayor and, if so, what his reaction has been.

The government has refused CCAL's FOI/EIR request for it to release these communications and so CCAL has lodged an urgent formal complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.

With best wishes.

Yours sincerely

Simon Birkett
Founder and Principal Contact
Campaign for Clean Air in London